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  • Current scenario:

    Domain and forest Functional Level:2003

    end user os version (1000 XP , 1500 windows 7 , 200 windows 10)

    Q1. For deploying Exchange server 2016 and SSCM in the environment you need to increase domain and forest functional level, after you increase the functional level is there any risk of end users (XP users) being impacted?

    Monday, July 16, 2018 3:17 AM

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  • Hello,

    Below you will find an article regarding possible impact of raising the functional level from 2003 to 2008r2 :

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askds/2011/06/14/what-is-the-impact-of-upgrading-the-domain-or-forest-functional-level/

    Best Regards,

    Monday, July 16, 2018 6:37 AM
  • You diffidently can do that, please follow my video guide:

    How to migrate Domain Controller from 2012 R2 to 2016:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe26t8-s3Xk&t=12s


    Windows IT MVP 2015 /2016 www.PelegIT.co.il Thank you!

    • Proposed as answer by Meir Peleg Monday, July 16, 2018 7:10 AM
    Monday, July 16, 2018 7:10 AM
  • Hi,

    As far as I know, Exchange Server 2016 is supported in environments configured to Forest Functional Level 2008 and later.

    If you plan to increase the function level, some new GPs may be not applied to it as Windows XP is an earlier OS version, also, please remember to install Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP in order to take advantage of them.

    Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB943729):
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23680

    Besides, it is recommended to patch your Windows XP fully with Windows Update/Hotfix as Microsoft has ended the support for it. Also, if possible, it is recommended to migrate it to newer OS version, such as Windows 10, for improved system performance, security and new functions.

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:05 AM
  • Hi,

    Is there any update?

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

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    Friday, August 10, 2018 2:55 AM