Solved

DFS - Windows Server 2008 Mode in Windows 2003 R2 AD Domain?

Posted on 2011-03-22
3
1,095 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
My AD environment is Windows 2003 R2, and My AD Schema is Version 31. I have 2 member Servers runing WIndows 2008 Storage Server Std with DFS installed that communicate accross a WAN. I want to setup DFS replication between these 2 File Servers. When I go to create the DFS Namespace, the box "Enable Windows Server 2008 mode" is greyed out" I had asked a previous question about this on experts exchange and the expert told me that if my domain functional level was at v31 I was OK....Any thoughts?
0
Comment
Question by:keamalsa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
louisreeves earned 500 total points
ID: 35191456
You windows server functional level in 2003 would have to be one of the levels on the article below, namely, the 2003 functional level.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738038(WS.10).aspx

This fact renders any 2008 mode items "grey". This means you will have to move to move all your rolles to 2008 and then demote yout 2003 server in order to dcpromo the 2003 domain to 2008.

Here are a couple of ecamples for you

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd365353(WS.10).aspx
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsserver2008r2general/thread/9955bdfc-749a-4600-ae98-aad44b7bbd22


I hope this helps

L
0
 

Author Comment

by:keamalsa
ID: 35191651
This is the question I asked previously on experts exchange.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_26386142.html 
Please read the answers to my additional question given by aoakeley and arnold.
They seemed to imply that the ""Increased scalability and access-based enumeration when used in Server 2008 mode" would be available if my schema version was 31 or higher....Or did I read their answers wrong..?
0
 

Author Comment

by:keamalsa
ID: 35191893
this is from technet
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770287.aspx 

Under..
Choosing a domain-based namespace mode
=================
To use the Windows Server 2008 mode, the domain and namespace must meet the following minimum requirements:

The forest uses the Windows Server 2003 or higher forest functional level.
The domain uses the Windows Server 2008 domain functional level.
All namespace servers are running Windows Server 2008.

If your environment supports it, choose the Windows Server 2008 mode when you create new domain-based namespaces. This mode provides additional features and scalability, and also eliminates the possible need to migrate a namespace from the Windows 2000 Server mode.
======================
Looks like I should be able to choose this mode....?
0

Featured Post

Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Unable to take ownership of long file names 8 108
DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer 8 56
Google Chrome GPO Not Applying 5 80
sync 2 servers 2008 9 71
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question