?
Solved

Windows 2008 R2 raise domain level from 2003

Posted on 2013-12-18
3
Medium Priority
?
330 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-02
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
0
Comment
Question by:donebert
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:donebert
ID: 39727477
Also if there are any issue's that could arise, since this is in a Production Enviroment
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:donebert
ID: 39727494
Forgot to mention I also have an Exchange 2010 SP2 server in our enviroment
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Seth Simmons earned 2000 total points
ID: 39727508
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
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
Group policies can be applied selectively to specific devices with the help of groups. Utilising this, it is possible to phase-in group policies, over a period of time, by randomly adding non-members user or computers at a set interval, to a group f…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question