Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Add a Win2k3 server to a new Windows 2012 domain

Posted on 2014-04-29
4
Medium Priority
?
669 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-29
I have a Windows 2003 Server which was running on a Windows 2000 domain but the DC failed recently and is no longer functioning/available - there was no DBC in place so I now have a network with two servers, one running Win2k3 and another running Win2k8 both of which are essentially functioning as Workgroup servers for the network.  I'm currently preparing a 2012 R2 Server to be a DC which I plan to add the two above servers to, and then promote the 2008 server to BDC.  
My main question is, is there any issue adding a 2003 server to a 2012 domain?  And, specifically, I'm currently installing AD on the 2012 server and I'm not sure what to set the forest functional level to - I'd appreciate any tips/suggestions.  Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:t38
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Yeung earned 2000 total points
ID: 40029866
if the server is a member server. the answer is no
0
 

Author Comment

by:t38
ID: 40029913
Thanks Justin - is the functional level relevant?
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Justin Yeung
ID: 40029916
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:t38
ID: 40030002
Thanks for your input
0

Featured Post

Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question