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Upgrade Win2003 Domain Controller to Win2008

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am currently running a native W2003 forest with 2 domain controllers - obviously both win2003 machines. DC1 is the primary domain controller with all the FSMO roles. DC2 is an older machine that I will eventually decommission once the newer win2008 domain controller is in place.

The win2008 machine, DC3,  is currently a member server of my domain. In order to make the win2008 a domain controller, I understand that I should do the following-
1. adprep /forestprep
2. adprep /domainprep

Both these 2 steps should be run on DC1?
Can someone kindly also highlight any pitfalls to look out for before I do dcpromo on DC3?
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Yes, DNS is AD integrated and I do plan to run DNS and DHCP on the new DC3.
The DC3 is actually a x32 win2008 virtual machine running off a win2008 x64 EE hyperV host.

No plans to do win2008 R2 as I do not have Software Assurance for my win2008 license.

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Ok then before that second 2003 is taken off I'd make sure to have clients also point to the 2008 box for DNS...I'm sure you were going to do that.
Understood about the licensing.
Thanks
Mike
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