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Licence issues when ppgrading to Server 2003 r2

Mike Twist
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I've recently purchased a new server for our rack (8 already in it) with the intention of creating an additional DC.  Problem is that the new server is using r2 and is "a compatible forest", therefore I need to upgrade our exsisting DC to r2 so the forest (and other structures) are compatible.
The r2 disk is seperate from the Server disk and will upgrade our current DC.

The questions are:
If I upgrade the current DC to r2 and I going to get problems with the other servers on the domain?
Should I upgrade them all (they are all Server 2003)?
What are the licence implications to my exsisting servers?

Thanks in advance
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Thanks very much. I suspected as much, but I just wanted confirmation before pressing on with the update.  I've had a closer look at extending the schema but i've decided to update to r2.

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Note that the Schema extension is a precondition before you can upgrade your current DC to R2; there's no way around it.
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