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Adding a 2012 DC to an existing 2008 Domain upgraded the Forest

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I just added a 2012 R2 DC to an existing domain and I noticed it upgraded the Forest.  My intent was to use the server as 2012 testing lab.

My question is "is there anything I should have done prior to adding the DC or is it ok to have done so?"
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Hello Dear,

I am not sure what you did when you added a new DC 2012 into existing Domain/Forest 2008.

Please go the below link so see the correct steps while adding a new 2012 DC into existing DOMAIN/FOREST.

http://kpytko.pl/2012/09/07/adding-first-windows-server-2012-domain-controller-within-windows-200320082008r2-network/
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by:J.R. Sitman
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Based on the article all is good.  My domain was already at function level 2008 R2.

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Mike Kline earned 400 total points
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Yeah it does the schema updates in the background.  If you are setting up a test lab I'd have it in a seaprate/isolated forest.

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Mike
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