Here are the high level steps which you can use to upgrade the
You can ignore the following message. However, if you are planning to install RODC
later, you need perform ADPREP/RODCPREP first. First Windows 2008 DC cannot be a Read Only Domain
5. If you are planning to decommission the old servers, you need transfer FSMO roles, DHCP
etc to the new server.
Note - You can identify the FSMO role DC information using
Netdom /Query FSMO command.
Reference FSMO -
6. You can remove (demote) a domain controller using DCPROMO command and again, since WS2012 also possible with PowerShell.
Reference PowerShell -
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you forgot the comamnd adprep /domainprep /gpprep and adprep /rodcprep when you promote server 2008 or 2008 r2. For Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, the schema update it's automatically
Schema Isolation does not recomended from Microsoft for this but I have done Windows 2003 to Windows 2008/2008 R2 with Schema Isolation . Those are on productions & all is well now.
Very good info - to-the-point. I like the brevity, with still enough detail in the high-level overview - well done.
Straight to the point :) well done..
Balaji M Kundalam edited Revision 45. Comment: Removed a beta entry.
Hi Thanks for such a nice article. As said by all the article is really very effective and usefulness. This article has stated how to step up steeply the active directory. Well apart from this i would love to read how to configure an audit policy also for the same. During today at active directory the most occurring problem is for auditing also. If this is stated in a proper manner then most probably it would be a great help to all. At present third party tools are only the best source for this.
And thanks again for this wonderful article.
Hi Santosh, Thanks for such a nice article and I appreciate your efforts. I would like to add one more link at Point 4.
hello, I did a german Translation, you can find it here: social.technet.microsoft.com/.../12852.active-directory-schrittweises-vorgehen-bei-schema-updates.aspx
Guowen Su edited Revision 31. Comment: Corrected the netdom query to netdom /query