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promoting 2012 r2 server to domain controller

I have a new server running windows server 2012 r2 with the AD role added. I have it added to the domain as a member server. I am trying to add it as a domain controller to a 2003 AD environment. the 2 DCs are 2003 servers. I go through the steps to promote it as a domain controller and I get an error that it cannot find a DC with 2008 or newer. This is the first DC to be added as a DC to the 2003 AD evrironment. How do I add this without screwing up the 2003 AD?
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geriatricgeek
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Ben HartCommented:
What is your current Functional Level set to?
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
2003
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Ben HartCommented:
Also make sure you are not trying to add this new DC as a Read Only DC.
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Ben HartCommented:
Look at the 8th image on this page: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/09/03/introducing-the-first-windows-server-2012-domain-controller.aspx  Is that what you are seeing?  if so it's only a warning and you can continue pass it.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
I get an error that it cannot find a DC with 2008 or newer

this is a notification message only and will not prevent you from promoting the server
that message only states that you will not be allowed to add the server as an RODC because there currently are no 2008 domain controllers
you can continue and finish the process
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geriatricgeekAuthor Commented:
Yeah! It promoted.
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