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I currently have 2 Server 2008 SP2 domain controllers.  I would like to add a 3rd DC.  I would like to make that 3rd DC server 2012 R2.

My question is do I need to run ADPEP and FORESTPREP for 2012 or can I just run DCPROMO and promote the 2012 server to DC?

I will not be moving an of the fsmo roles to the 2012 server at this time.  It will just be an additional DC.
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by:McKnife
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In the process of running dcpromo, you will be asked to run those. Just follow that.
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by:BSModlin
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will it be done automatically, or will i have to stop and do them manually?
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jens Banzhaf earned 500 total points
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Server 2012 will do a adprep with domainprep and forestprep automatically by dcpromo.
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