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Windows 2008 R2 Domain Functional Level & AD Tools

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I recently raised the DFL to Windows 2008 R2.  Are there any changes to AD Management as far as ADUC that I installed to manage Windows 2003?  Should I install a different set of tools on my computer than the ones I have installed?
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Nothing in terms of ADUC, but you do now have access to ADAC...AD Administrative Center.    ADAC is OK in 2008 R2 but gets much better in Windows 2012 (even if you put up a 2012 member server).

Once you get your forest functional level to 2008 R2 you can enable the AD recycle bin.

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Mike
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I hope I got your question right. It depends what you have already added, I don't think you need to add extra tools just because you raised the DFL as the AD on R2 should have the more recent features needed. A few changes on there are the layout/more functions added and relocation of certain things. Some examples are the read-only feature, changes on the password policy etc. You should read up more updates on the differences when DFL is raised to Server 2008 R2. Here's a useful link: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/oshria/archive/2009/01/12/differences-in-domain-and-forest-functional-levels-2000-to-2008.aspx
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Great - so the forest functional level was set by the team over the weekend to 2008 R2.  How can I tell if they enabled the recycle bin?
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You can go through the steps here to check

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/08/27/the-ad-recycle-bin-understanding-implementing-best-practices-and-troubleshooting.aspx

By the way one way that ADAC gets better in 2012 is that the AD Reycle Bin gets a GUI...only command line in 2008 R2.

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Mike
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