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I am adding two new servers one server 2008 R2 standard and one server 2008 enterprise edition to my environment.  I would like to move the active directory which is currently on server 2003 from a server that is failing to 2008 standard.  

Can I mix the global catalog servers in 2003 and server 2008.


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You will be fine, as long as you have prepared the domain with adprep /domainprep and adprep /forestprep - these two prepare the domain and forest for integration of 2008 domain controllers... once this is done you will be fine.
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and i should add, run the adprep from the 2008 media, on the 2003 FSMO schema master server.
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i should add the forest prep should be on the schema master, the domainprep and gp prep i.e

adprep /domainprep /gpprep

should be on the infrastructure master of each domain ..  aside from that the other stuff is correct. Sorry about the spammage.
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by:Nancy Villa
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Since my 2003 server are not R2 with the addprep, forestprep, and domainprep work on a 2008 R2 Disk?
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you run the adprep version of the OS you are introducing. If you add 2008 servers, its 2008, if you add 2008R2 servers its the one from the 2008R2 CD.
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