Adding Win2003 R2 Server to a Win2003 SP1 Domain as a DomainContro

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  1. R2 vs Sp1

    R2 vs Sp1 Guest

    I have recently built a Windows 2003 R2 server and would like
    to promote it to a domain controller in a Windows 2003 SP1 Environment. I am
    finding it pretty hard to locate relevant documentation on how to do this
    without actually having to purchase licenses for R2 and upgrading the SP1
    machines to R2 (which is not an option). Has anyone successfully completed
    such a task or knows of a link to instructions on how to? Thanks for your
    help in advance
     
    R2 vs Sp1, Feb 12, 2007
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  2. I am
    The R2 update is basically a feature upgrade. Disk 1 of the R2 set is Win
    2k3 SP1, to install the R2 updates you would run setup2 from the second disk
    of the R2 set.

    Don't run setup2 from the second disk and you don't update the server to R2.

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Feb 12, 2007
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  3. R2 vs Sp1

    R2 vs Sp1 Guest

    Thankyou for your feedback. After taking a breather from the problem for a
    bit i came back and found some information on Extending Active Directory
    Schema in Windows Server R2. I am in the process of replicating our server
    environment in order to test these updates before going live.



    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...9fdc-45c1-8739-20085b20797b1033.mspx?mfr=true

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...a418-4a09-a50c-5f3258cfc5b51033.mspx?mfr=true

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...61dd-4b98-a9ae-600d11476e3b1033.mspx?mfr=true

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/Windo...24c7-4b5a-8165-dbd96727ec841033.mspx?mfr=true
     
    R2 vs Sp1, Feb 12, 2007
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  4. The schema update needs to be done on the schema master for the
    domain/forest.
    It's pretty painless.

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Feb 12, 2007
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