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Raise functional level to Window 2008

Posted on 2014-04-23
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For raising the functional level for Window 2003 to 2008, does it apply for DCs only, or to any member servers  that should also be run  Window 2008 ?

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Yes, it concerns to DC only,

so, If You will raise functional level from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 , You should have to only DC based on Windows 2008 or higher.
But You will be able to use Windows 2003 server as a domain member in Your domain ( which was raised to Windows 2008)


Please look this article, I think it will help You to understand the process:

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
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As Biniek said,

Forest and Domain Functional level only applies to Domain controllers and not to member server.

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