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Upgrading from Win2003 to Win2008 domain - add win 2008 domain controller to branch office (remote site) required? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I understand the steps to add a Windows 2008 domain controller into a Windows 2003 domain, but I'm wondering once this is completed if it's necessary to add an additional Windows 2008 domain controller to our separate site.  (branch office)

    1 domain - 2 sites

    2 Windows 2003 DC's in site A

    1 Windows 2003 DC in site B

    After we dcpromo the Windows 2008 member server in site A and transfer the FSMO roles to it, will we need to add a Win 2008 dc to site B?  And if so, will our users in site B experience any adverse effects until a Win 2008 DC is added to site B?

    Thanks!

    Friday, July 27, 2012 8:30 PM

Answers

  • I understand the steps to add a Windows 2008 domain controller into a Windows 2003 domain, but I'm wondering once this is completed if it's necessary to add an additional Windows 2008 domain controller to our separate site.  (branch office)

    1 domain - 2 sites

    2 Windows 2003 DC's in site A

    1 Windows 2003 DC in site B

    After we dcpromo the Windows 2008 member server in site A and transfer the FSMO roles to it, will we need to add a Win 2008 dc to site B?  And if so, will our users in site B experience any adverse effects until a Win 2008 DC is added to site B?

    Thanks!

    No need to upgrade Site B DC from 2003 to 2008. 2008 and 2003 DCs in a domain can co-exist without any issues.

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    Saturday, July 28, 2012 5:46 PM