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Add a 2012R2 DC to a 2008 domain

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Hello,

I have an existing 2008 domain (not 2008R2) and I'd like to add a new 2012R2 server to it and then promote it.  I've read that with 2012, it will do all of the prep etc that we all had to do when going from 03 to 08.  Is that true and if so, is there an article that can walk me through it?

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Yes, you are correct Schema update will be done while you promote member server 2012R2 to DC. However make sure you have Domain Admin membership to perform this task. Also make sure Forest and Domain functional level is 2003 at least. Below link will give you some idea to proceed further.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14505.how-to-promote-windows-server-2012-as-a-domain-controller.aspx

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/12370.step-by-step-guide-for-setting-up-a-windows-server-2012-domain-controller.aspx
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Thank you both for your help!  It is greatly appreciated.
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