Using Server 2003 R3 printing features in 2003 R1 domain

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Mark W, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Mark W

    Mark W Guest


    I have a Windows Server 2003 domain with 6 domain controllers and various
    other servers, all using R1.

    I would like to deploy 6 new print servers and make use of the active
    directory printing functionality that is a part of R2.

    What do I need in terms of licensing to accomplish this?

    I understand that I would need to buy 6 Server 2003 R2 licenses for the new
    servers themselves. I also understand that I need to run adprep to update
    the schema. Does this update the schema to an "R2" version domainwide, which
    would require a license upgrade for my other servers as well?

    I'm not sure exactly how this works. I appreciate any input or explanations!

    Thank you!
    Mark W, Apr 22, 2009
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  2. Mark W

    Mark W Guest

    Subject of post should read Server 2003 R2, not R3.

    Mark W, Apr 22, 2009
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  3. Mark,
    No, you need R2 on the servers where you use R2 features, e.g DFSR,
    Anthony [MVP], Apr 23, 2009
  4. Hello Mark,

    You are right all new servers need a R2 license and you have to run adprep
    command if you like to use it on domain controllers. Adprep command will
    not add the R2 feature's to the existing servers, for that you have to install
    R2 also on them.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Apr 26, 2009
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