Add Windows 2008 R2 Server as DC on Windows 2000 Domain
Posted on 2013-01-30
Good day everyone. So I am looking at eventually shifting our entire domain to a Windows 2008 R2 domain.
Currently, our DC holding all FSMO roles is a Windows 2000 Server (and I believe the entire domain is a Windows 2000 Domain). We have three other DCs which are all Windows 2003 SP2 servers.
I want to add the Windows 2008 R2 server to the domain as a DC, transfer over all FSMO roles from the Windows 2000 server, and make it our primary DC.
What steps (the more detail the better) do i need to follow to make this happen and are there any issues with doing what I want to do? Any expected downtime for our environment?