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Win 2012 R2 under Win 2008 R2

Hi,

We are getting a new server, we have Win 2008 R2 as domain controller, can we put a Win 2012 R2 under Win 2008 DC?  thanks
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
yes you can have a 2012 R2 domain controller with existing 2008 or 2003 domain controllers
when you install the ADDS role on the first 2012 R2 server, the schema will automatically be upgraded
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
When you mean Under it, are you meaning add it as another DC? If this is true then you need to make sure that you have a Forest Functional Level and Domain Functional Level of 2003. You will then also need to do a Forest/Domain Prep as well before you can promote this 2012R2 server as a DC.

If you just want to add it as a member server you can also do this as well, by simply joining it to the domain.

Will.
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
thank you.  I wanted to make sure 2012 can be a member using 2008 as DC thanks
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