Adding domain controller 2008 r2.

Good morning and thank you for your help.

I'm installing a new server 2008 r2 in a 2003 domain. I know that i need to prep the 2003 domain prior to introducing a 2008 box and later run dcpromo as well as transfer the fismo roles.

My question is. Do I join the 2008 box to the domain and then do all the above or will it get joined to the domain during dcpromo?

Many thanks in advance..


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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
I would join it to the domain first, then run DCPROMO (after prepping the schema on the 2003 server).

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Skip the part of demoting your windows 2003 DC.
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loshdogAuthor Commented:
Thank you all..

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