Upgarding Windows Server 2008 Enterprise DC to Window 2012 DC and editing GPO for Windows XP client
Posted on 2013-02-07
We are using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise which is our main DC and the secondary DC is on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard which is on Physical servers.
We going to Virtualise our servers with VMware . The most of our 400 clients are on Windows XP. when my predessorrs left they told that the GPO was configured for Windows XP.
Now we started slowly introducing windows 7 on our network without making any changes to GPO and we have 30 clients at the moment and when users login from a windows 7 client into the domain some of the policies dosent get applied. For eg the windows 7 clients can see RDP and command prompt, whereas windows XP cant see these options.
Firstly, Do i need to create a seperate group policy for windows 7 clients so that the policies what ever we specify gets applied to windows 7 clients.
Secondly is it a good idea to to upgrade our DC from windows 2008 Enterprise to Window 2012 Domain Controller.
Thirdly , If i upgrade will there be any problems for the windows XP clients logging and applying the policies and do i need to create a new Group policy.
Any help much appreciated