how to upgrade Domain from 2003 to 2012 RRS feed

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  • How to upgrade Window Active Directory 2003 to brand new servers with Active Directory 2012?

    Lasandro Lopez

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:09 PM


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  • Dear Lasandro Lopez,

    As per your enquiry regarding the Upgrade from Window Server 2003 to Window Server 2012.

    Its not possible to upgrade for that 1st you need to add another server with the same domain and operating system will window server 2008 then you need to transfer fsmo role from window server 2003 to window server 2008 then tranfer fsmo roles from window server 2008 to window server 2012.

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:19 AM
  • Hello RedHat!
    Is it needed a server with 2008 as transit or not?

    can i go directly from 2003 to 2012?

    Lasandro Lopez

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:23 AM
  • I just added additional DC with Win2012.
    I now have to tranfer the fsmo roles from DC 2003 to DC 2012.
    How to do this with CMD?

    Lasandro Lopez

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:25 AM
  • Use DC 2003 dsa.msc, domain.msc, & schmmgmt.msc (run --> regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll)

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    • Edited by bshwjt Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:09 PM
    Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:09 PM
  • Thursday, April 18, 2013 3:46 AM
  • Ok, i upgrade, i tranfered the fsmo roles to the new domain controller with OS Win2012, and i demote the old one DC with OS Win2003.

    The OLD DC with Win2003 had IP address:
    The new DC with Win2012 has IP address:

    Now i want to set the IP address of DC Win2012 to, as the old one Win2003

    Is there any problem if i do this change?


    Lasandro Lopez

    Monday, August 19, 2013 10:30 AM
  • once you preparing for fsmo role better you take exisiting server health check rport

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:05 PM
  • Dear, before doing the activity kindly run third party application on window server 2003 to get the health report after that if all fine then do the activity
    Monday, December 15, 2014 9:32 AM