Win2k3 R2 SP2 promotion to DC in Win2k3 SP1 Domain

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by SK-TECH, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. SK-TECH

    SK-TECH Guest

    I have a Win2k3 Domain Enterprise with SP1(non-R2). I have 20 DCs that are
    non-R2 and currently with SP1. I have 20 new servers that I am planning on
    building with Win2k3 R2 SP2 and promoting to DCs. I would like to know if
    there are any caveats that I should prep for since the new DCs will have
    newer OS release than the master DC hosing the FSMO.

    Thanks in advance,
    SK
     
    SK-TECH, Jul 3, 2007
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  2. You will need to run adprep from the second disk of the R2 set to prepare
    the domain for the updated R2 features.


    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Jul 3, 2007
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  3. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Jul 3, 2007
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  4. SK-TECH

    SK-TECH Guest

    So, I will need to run adprep from the second disk of R2 to prep the Domain
    for the R2 features. Is this procedure intrusive? Does it require DCs
    reboots? Do I need to upgrade the master DC to R2, if applicable?

    Thanks much for your prompt responses!
    SK
     
    SK-TECH, Jul 3, 2007
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  5. So, I will need to run adprep from the second disk of R2 to prep the

    No and no.
    You need to run adprep from the second disk of the R2 set on the schema
    master for your domain. You need to install the R2 features on the servers
    you want to *use* the updated R2 features. Example, if you are going to use
    the new DFSR that comes with R2 and replicate data back to the corporate
    office from a branch office server. You will need to install R2 on each of
    the servers you want to participate in the replication group. You would
    update the master DC to R2 if you want that master DC to use any of the
    updated R2 features.

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Jul 3, 2007
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  6. SK-TECH

    SK-TECH Guest

    Thanks Danny for the clarification! All understood now...

    Regards,
    sK
     
    SK-TECH, Jul 3, 2007
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