Upgraded 2008r2 server shows as 2003 in AD

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by CANews, May 2, 2010.

  1. CANews

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    We just upgraded a 2003 server to 2008r2 , AD tells me it is a 2003 server.
    Should we reset the account?

    CANews, May 2, 2010
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  2. Hello CANews,

    As i never do inplace upgrades i haven't seen that before, but as you don't
    talk about problems or errors, check with dcdiag /v and repadmin /showrepl,
    i will be sure an account reset wan't help. The shown OS belongs to a kind
    of attribute reading which seems not functioning correct in your case.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], May 2, 2010
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  3. Are you using ADUC from a 2003 server? This maybe why. Try looking at the
    computer object from the 2008 R2 server and see if that helps.

    Paul Bergson
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    Paul Bergson [MVP-DS], May 3, 2010
  4. I'm somewhat surprised the box that 2003 was running on would be able
    to handle a 2008 R2 upgrade.

    As Meinolf indicated and implied, I am not fond of upgrades, either.
    I've always found them problematic one way or another. A clean install
    is usually recommended.

    And as Paul said, the 2003 ADUC console may show up that way. However,
    I have an R2 DC and a 2003 DC in one customer domain. Looking at the
    properties of the server, Operating System tab from the 2003 ADUC
    Domain Controller OU, it does show as 2008 R2 Standard, so that tells
    me it's reading an identifier.

    Therefore, I would think that it was due to the upgrade. I wouldn't
    suggest resetting the account, since I don't believe that will work. I
    also assume this is not a domain controller, you are speaking of.


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    Ace Fekay [MVP - Directory Services, MCT], May 3, 2010
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