Hi Guys,\n\nMy first post here... We currently have a single domain forest running only\nserver 2003 DC's. We are currently at schema version 30. We have had a\nrequest to upgrade to schema version 31 as our server team wants to\ninvestigate the possibility of using DFS Replication with windows 2008\nservers ([URL]http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732863.aspx[/URL]). We dont\nwant to upgrade any of our DC's to R2 as in the near future we will upgrade\nour DC's to 2008.\n\nSo my question(s)...\n\nOnce we run the adprep to upgrade to version 31 would we need to have an R2\nDC to be able to take advantage of DFS Replication?\n\nAs we are going to upgrade to 2008 in the near future (with in 6 months)\nwould it make more sense to just upgrade to schema version 44? but again\nwould we then require at least one 2008 DC to take advantage of DFS\nReplication?