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Windows Server 2003 AD service compatibility with Windows Server 2012 Clients RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody!

    Can someone help me with this?

    We need to upgrade some windows servers from 2003 to 2012 R2, but those servers connect to a Winndows 2003 AD (Active Directory) server, which will not be upgraded,

    I want to know if there is any limitation or compatibility issue for a windows 2012 to communicate with an AD Windows 2003,

    Thanks in advance,

    Regards...

    Friday, April 1, 2016 5:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi

     I want to know if there is any limitation or compatibility issue for a windows 2012 to communicate with an AD Windows 2003>>> You can add and use Server 2012&r2 as an member server on existing server 2003 domain.Also there isn't any known issues related to this.

     Just if you have third party softwares,you should test complability with Server 2012...

     


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Proposed as answer by Avendil Friday, April 1, 2016 7:05 PM
    • Marked as answer by AlvwanModerator Monday, April 11, 2016 7:49 AM
    Friday, April 1, 2016 5:28 PM

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  • Hi

     I want to know if there is any limitation or compatibility issue for a windows 2012 to communicate with an AD Windows 2003>>> You can add and use Server 2012&r2 as an member server on existing server 2003 domain.Also there isn't any known issues related to this.

     Just if you have third party softwares,you should test complability with Server 2012...

     


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    • Proposed as answer by Avendil Friday, April 1, 2016 7:05 PM
    • Marked as answer by AlvwanModerator Monday, April 11, 2016 7:49 AM
    Friday, April 1, 2016 5:28 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your post.

    Based on my experience, Windows server 2012 and Windows Server 2003 can co-exist without any issues. You can join Windows Server 2012 as member servers in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory.

    If you are looking for Active directory migration from 2003 to 2012, please have a look at following articles

    Upgrade Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2012

    Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2012\

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Monday, April 4, 2016 2:50 AM
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