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XP workstations and Windows Server 2012R2

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Hello Experts,

I'm deploying a Windows 2012 R2 server for one of our customers.  We do have a few stragglers running Windows XP SP3.  

I have seen that XP machines can be joined to a Windows 2012 server domain.  My question is however, do I need to keep the Forest Functional Level at anything below Windows Server 2012R2?  (The other options are Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008R2 / Windows Server 2012).

Also note - I will be installing Exchange 2013 on a different machine on the same domain so I cannot drop the functional level beyond what Exchange 2013 will require.

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
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Time to replace the XP boxes to make the install smoother....
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Yes I understand.  Most are done.  The rest will be replaced within a month.

My question is whether XP machines can be joined to a domain that is Forest Function Level of Windows Server 2012R2 / Domain functional level 2012R2.

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Just keep the domain functional level at Windows 2008, you don't really gain much going any higher than that.
Exchange 2013 SP1 OWA doesn't work with Windows XP BTW.

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