2008 into existing 2003 Active Directory
Posted on 2013-01-03
I want to bring a single Server 2008R2 machine into an existing domain that has only 2003 domain controllers. No immediate plans to upgrade/replace the 2003 servers.
Will being the first/only 2008 DC make me the FSMO for all?
If I'm down, what happens? Elections? No impact? Replication dies?
I'm not a fully equipped/staffed data center yet, so I don't want to become the master, while being the weakest link.
As a backup plan, I can always re-create my DHCP scopes, and install a 2003 server. But I'd like to avoid that. Not just the extra re-work. But, as soon as I do that, I'm sure there will be a big push to get 2008+ deployed.