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Do I need to do anything to AD before installing server 2012 R2

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We do not have any servers running server 2012 R2 in our enviroment and I am getting ready to create the first 2012 R2 server which will not be a domain controller or will just be a standalone server. Do I need to do anything to AD first or can I just install the new server with 2012 R2?
I think I can just install it since it will not be a DC but just wanted to be sure.
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we have plenty of 2012r2 machines in our 2008r2 AD domain.  No problem!

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Ok so nothing has to be done to AD then unless we were adding a new DC correct?
What is the domain and function level of your forest?  If you are running 2008 R2 or higher you shouldn't have any issues at all.  2003 or prior may be different though I would have to research it.  I am currently running Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 member servers in a 2008 R2 domain\Forest.

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yes it is 2008 R2

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Right as long as it won't be your first 2012 DC you are all set.  That being said although not necessary you may want to add the gpo templates for windows 8 and 2012...http://everythingshouldbevirtual.com/upgrade-gpo-templates-on-server-2008-r2-with-windows-8server-2012

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Dont need to do anything with AD