Raising the Domain Functional level to Windows 2003

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Keith, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Keith

    Keith Guest

    We are thinking of raising our domain functional level to Windows 2003, but
    we wanted to pose a question. What issues have others found with raising the
    functional level? Any applications break, lose any DC's, or any other general
    problems that otherwise are not obivious?

    Thanks for the help!
     
    Keith, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. Keith

    ignaciog Guest

    I have raised the functional level in over 30 domain. Never had one issue
    other than the fact that you can't reintroduce a W2k domain controller.
     
    ignaciog, Apr 12, 2005
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  3. Rising the Domain Functional Level to Windows Server 2003 simply means, No
    more pre Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers in that domain (NT4.0 BDCs
    or Windows 2000 Domain Controllers)

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    Regards
    Christoffer Andersson
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

    No email replies please - reply in the newsgroup
     
    Chriss3 [MVP], Apr 12, 2005
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  4. Keith

    Keith Guest

    What do you mean no down level client support??? Are speaking of the
    workstations or server OS?
     
    Keith, Apr 12, 2005
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  5. Keith

    ptwilliams Guest

    This only affects DCs --this doesn't affect clients in any way.
     
    ptwilliams, Apr 13, 2005
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  6. Keith

    ptwilliams Guest

    It matters not. This just means that the DCs have to be 2003 and others
    won't work.

    It doesn't affect clients:
     
    ptwilliams, Apr 13, 2005
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