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Active Directory Domain Function Level/Functional Level = 2000 Then Adding 2008 R2 DC

Posted on 2013-05-16
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Hello experts,

Is it possible to add a 2008 R2 domain controller to an existing domain that has domain and forest functional level = WIndows 2000?

Please advise.

Thank you.
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Question by:syseng007
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by:Mike Kline
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Yes you can add the 2008 R2 DC, you will need to prep your forest/domain first (adprep32 if your current DCs are 32 bit)

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Mike
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by:Jaihunt
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Hi

Yes you can. check below link. If your forest functional level in windows 2000 native you can add.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/understanding-active-directory-functional-levels%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

http://kpytko.pl/2011/08/25/adding-first-windows-server-2008-r2-domain-controller-within-windows-2003-network/

Are you using still 2000 server in your environment ? If you don't have any 2000 server means you can raise it to windows 2003.

Thanks
Jai
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by:syseng007
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@mkline71 - Thank you for the fast response. Yes, current DC is 32 bit. Where can I get the ADPREP files for the 32 bit?
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teomcam earned 250 total points
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Its located in the Win 2008 R2 DVD
X:\support\adprep32.exe
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