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Windows 2008 R2 raise domain level from 2003

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All of my servers are running 2008 R2. My 2 domain controllers are also 2008 R2, but running at 2003 domain and forest level. this is because I upgrade from 2003 a while back and we still had some 2003 Servers running. Now those 2003 servers are gone. I would like to raise my levels up to current 2008 R2. Not sure on what steps I need to take. I see alot of upgrading from 2003 and so forth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks Don
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Also if there are any issue's that could arise, since this is in a Production Enviroment
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Forgot to mention I also have an Exchange 2010 SP2 server in our enviroment
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This explains how to raise the functional level.

Raise the Forest Functional Level

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730985.aspx

Raise the Domain Functional Level

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753104.aspx

Exchange 2010 will not be affected by this change; will be transparent to users.

This explains more about functional level changes.

What is the Impact of Upgrading the Domain or Forest Functional Level?

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2011/06/14/what-is-the-impact-of-upgrading-the-domain-or-forest-functional-level.aspx
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