Upgrading 32 bit DCs to 2008 R2?
Posted on 2014-04-01
I have a question and I think I know the answer but wanted to make sure.
We currently have a domain that is at a Forest Level of 2003 but all domain controllers are 2008 32 bit. (ugh).
I need to upgrade the domain to 2008 R2. I cannot prep the forest from a 32 bit domain controller and need to do it from a DC. We do not have a 64bit DC. Do I need to add one just to prep the forest?
My plan was to prep the forest, I have 3 R2 servers I want to upgrade to DC's and transfer services and roles over but I'm stuck at the very beginning and glad I am finding out now in my test lab.