Steps to install the first 2016 server and make it a domain controller

My client now has 2 - 2008 domain controllers. So we are going to now install server 2016 onto two new servers and then make them domain controllers to take the place of the 2 old 2008 dcs.
Are there any prerequisites steps that we need to do to get AD and such ready for these 2 new 2016 servers?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
The answer is "maybe." 2016 has dropped support for some topologies and your question doesn't really illuminate if they'd apply. My advice is follow the normal guidance for a didn't a DC. Do the health checks. Use the wizard. If AD is healthy then the wizard will prompt you about any missing prerequisites.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
are you running exchange?  exchange 2010 does not support 2016 domain controllers
i want to put 2016 domain controllers to replace our 2008 R2 servers but need to upgrade exchange first

if that does't apply i would run dcdiag to make sure you don't have any replication or other issues on your domain
also make sure your forest/domain functional level is at least 2008 since 2003 level won't support 2016 domain controllers
if all that is good, you move forward with installation.  as cliff mentioned, the wizard will look for other things that could cause problems before continuing

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vmichAuthor Commented:
We are running exchange 2013.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
ok...then you're good with that piece
vmichAuthor Commented:
followed steps
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