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Windows Server 2012 cannot add Domain Controller to 2003 Enviorment

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Hello:

I am running Windows Server 2003 Std, and I am adding a 2012 Server.  I am trying to add as an additional Domain Controller, however when I run the tool, it tells me that the current functional level is 2000 and requires 2003.  

When I go on the 2003 server, into Domains and Trusts, the current Functional Level is 2003.  

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Please check the "Forest Functional Level"

 For Domain: Active Directory Users and Computers. Right click on your domain, raise domain functional level.

For Forest: Active Directory Sites and Trusts, right click active directory domains and trusts, raise forest level.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730985.aspx
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Also full details and limitations for domain controller versions on the domain and forest functional levels can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/understanding-active-directory-functional-levels%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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