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promoting a 2008 machine to a DC on an XP/2003 server network - switch to native mode to run domain prep

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HI

I am trying to add a new 2008 server as a dc on a 2003 network and have successfully run adprep/forestprep. Now I need to run domain prep but it is telling me to switch the domain to native mode.

Firstly, why? and secondly will there be any risks/adverse effects anything to look out for etc etc?

I also have an exchange 2003 server and a sql 2000 member server - there are currently 2 other DC's on the network which are primary and secondary dns machines.

thanks
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