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Posted on 2013-06-14
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I currently have a Server 2008 domain.  I am planning to install some 2012 servers and Exchange 2013, along with SQL 2012 (Each on dedicated servers).

I have installed a 2012 STD VM to test and after join ing it to the existing domain I noticed the mapped drives (via GPO Logon scripts) do not map.  Additionally my HOME directory does not map either.

My question is should I upgrade the entire domain (AD) to Server 2012 before I migrate to Exchange 2013 and SQL 21012 if I plan on running these applications on a 2012 Server?  How can I get my drives to map?

And basically, what is best practice for this type of scenario?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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check you group policy as drive mapping, home folders and folder redirection do work with WS2K12
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Sorry I do not follow what you are saying... Please explain.
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These look helpful in general but I do not see any scenarios that fit my questions.  I thought my questions were pretty straight forward. Basically I am curious how a 2012 server will live in a 2008 domain regarding GPOs and anything else you may think of.... Also the mapped drives issue.  Unless I missed a section ( which is possible) I do not see any of that in the link you sent.....
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have installed a 2012 STD VM to test and after join ing it to the existing domain I noticed the mapped drives (via GPO Logon scripts) do not map.  Additionally my HOME directory does not map either.

Is this server an additional DC or just a  member server? What happens if you run gpresult /h filename.html or rsop on the S2K12 Machine. Both use .admx files.. You have a problem with your group policy .. perhaps a wmi filter that doesn't take the new version 6.2 into account.

Only the machine that you install exchange server on must be at least server 2008R2.  The rest can be 2K3 or higher.

Check your group policy as something is amiss for the other issues you mentioned.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

never answered.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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Did you do any of the problem solving items that I pointed out i.e. using gpresult or rsop?

Many questions asked none answered.
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