First 2008 Domain Controller in a 2003 domain with an empty forest root
Posted on 2010-11-11
I've already practiced the procedure of adding the first 2k8 DC to a 2k3 domain in my lab (ADPrep, DCPromo, etc). However, the production environment I have to upgrade has an empty forest root (root.com being the empty forest root and company.com being the domain I want to add the first 2k8 DC to.
Do I have to add a 2k8 DC to the empty forest root domain (root.com), or can I just add the first 2k8 DC to the child domain (company.com?