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Introducing Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 into a Windows 2003 Standard DC Enviroment

I have a domain enviroment setup on Windows 2003 Standard.  However, I am moving to Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 due to upgrade to a VM enviroment.  If I place one Enterprise R2 DC on my domain... will it cause replication issues?
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi!

It won't cause any replication issues, but you have to extend schema first. Take CD2 of W2K3 R2 and run adprep /forestprep on schema master.

HTH

Toni
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securitythreatAuthor Commented:
If I update the FSMO and extend the SCHEMA... the other DCs will be ok?
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securitythreatAuthor Commented:
After reading this, it is my understanding that I update the schema on the FSMO.  After update, this will allow Windows 2003 Standard, Windows 2003 Standard R2, and Windows 2003 Enterprise R2, to run on the same domain all as domain controllers.  This is provided that the schema is at 31.  Also, I only have to update the FSMO and the schema update will replicate to the current DCs
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Yes, this is common procedure. If you have large AD environment, check that updates are replicated to all DCs on all locations. If you have single domain environment with one site you can run adprep /domainprep on FSMO holder, and dcpromo on new server immediately ater extending schema.
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securitythreatAuthor Commented:
Awsome.. thanks for everything
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