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Does W2K3 SP2 need to be installed to both Domain Controllers in the same night?

Posted on 2008-10-24
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We have one domain with two Domain Controllers. Both W2K3 Standard, No service pack installed, the schema had been updated to R2. Both run DHCP and DNS services.

FSMO Roles are:
DC1: Schema Owner, Domain Role Owner
DC2: PDC Role, RID Pool Manager, Infrastructure Owner

I'm hesitant to upgrade both DC's to SP2 in the same night. Can we upgrade the second DC a few weeks after upgrading the first? Are there any known issues or caveats in doing it this way?

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mokn
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by:DenverRick
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Yes you can.   However, aren't you actually on SP1 (if you're on R2)?
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No, we are not on SP1. We had to 'extend the schema' a while back for another project that required it. We used the adprep tools to do so. So now we will be going from no Service Pack, to Service Pack 2.
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Interesting...however, you can update one at a time without any trouble.
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I take it your upgrade went well!
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Upgrade to SP2 went well. One DC is on W2K3 SP2 and the other has no SP. It's been about a week and I haven't found any issues. I will be installing SP2 to the other DC next week.

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M
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There ya' go!
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