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DFS 2008 minimum Requirments RRS feed

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  • Hello all

    I'm trying to determin if I can run DFS in 2008 mode. We currently have both 2008 R2 and 2003 R2 domain controllers and I would like to run a domain based DFS namespace on separate 2008 (non DC's) servers. From what i have read, it looks like the schema needs to be at least 31 and the domain functional level needs to be at least 2008.  So the question i guess is, Can you have a domain functional level of 2008 and still have 2003 r2 domain controllers?

    Monday, May 21, 2012 10:21 PM

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  • See:

    To use the Windows Server 2008 mode, the domain and namespace must meet the following minimum requirements:

    The domain uses the Windows Server 2008 domain functional level.

    All namespace servers are running Windows Server 2008.

    See:

    DFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732863(WS.10).aspx

    To use all the forest-level and domain-level features in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you have to upgrade this Windows Server 2003 environment to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. You can perform this upgrade in either of the following ways:

    Introduce a newly installed Windows Server 2008–based or Windows Server 2008 R2–based domain controller into the forest, and then retire all domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 or upgrade them to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Perform an in-place upgrade of all existing domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 to domain controllers running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

    Identifying Your Functional Level Upgrade

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754209(WS.10).aspx


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    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:59 AM