Server 2016 in Server 2008 R2 domain

I'm thinking about adding a 2016 server to a 2008 R2 domain... the DC's are 2008 R2 and the functional level is 2008 R2. What issues would I experience with adding a 2016 member server? I'm particularly interested in any issues I would experience with group policy being applied to the 2016 member server.
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PaulADavisAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
No widespread issues have been documented. Both are still in support and interoperability is there.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
"What issues would I experience with adding a 2016 member server?"
None at all.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Agree with Cliff.  You should not experience any issues.  You COULD... but they would be bugs and should then be actively researched and resolved by Microsoft for the next 2 years or so... UNTIL 2008 R2 falls out of support.  Then all bets are off...
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Brent FugettIT SpecialistCommented:
Microsoft says you can have a 2016 DC in a 2008 R2 Functional Level so a 2016 member server should be no problem.  

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/active-directory-functional-levels
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MaheshArchitectCommented:
for GPO application on 2016 member servers, use GPMC console on 2016 member server to avoid any incompatible GPO settings
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I agree with Mahesh... GP functionality seems more dependent on the system actually writing the policies... Either a 2016 server or a Win 10 workstation as a minimum...
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PaulADavisAuthor Commented:
I noticed recently that in the Sysvol\domain.com\policies\{Default-Policy-GUID}\Adm folder there are the conf, inetres, system, wmplayer, and wuau .adm files. I don't know if this was a left over from a past upgrade or if someone put these files there in the past for backwards compatibility. Will this cause an issue with 2016 being able to apply the default domain policy?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
No.
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PaulADavisAuthor Commented:
Thank you gentlemen.
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