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  • Adding windows 7 to w2k3 domain

    Hi,

    Is there any risk, or are there conciderations, adding the first Windows 7 client to a windows 2003 AD enviroment that only knows of XP clients?
    For example:
    When logging on with a domain admin account to Windows 7 and starting ADUC is anything added to GPO settings on domain controllers as it occured after applying SP2 to Windows XP.

    Thanks for your input! (in advance)
    Mike

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    Re: Adding windows 7 to w2k3 domain

    Hi,

    I take it you are referring to this XP SP2 issue: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=842933
    I have used win 7 machines on a 2003 domain and I haven't had any more problems that I would have with Vista personally. Although, I haven't tried to edit any GP objects on the 2003 domain from it.
    If you are talking about a production environment, my take would be that if you can afford to update the client machines to Win 7, you could probably afford to upgrade your DC to 2008 R2 to take advantage of the extra and better functionality.
    For test environments though, it's probably down to the "trial and error" route.
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      Re: Adding windows 7 to w2k3 domain

      Thanks for your reply.
      Yes, things like that, known issues.
      Actually we have 7 sites and about 10 domain controllers.
      So it is farely big.
      We want to put Windows 7 in the production enviroment.
      We will not test in a test enviroment.

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        Re: Adding windows 7 to w2k3 domain

        Originally posted by MCSE3737 View Post
        Thanks for your reply.
        Yes, things like that, known issues.
        Actually we have 7 sites and about 10 domain controllers.
        So it is farely big.
        We want to put Windows 7 in the production enviroment.
        We will not test in a test enviroment.
        In that case, Like with any new deployment, I would recommend testing it first.
        You might probably get mixed responses from here or elsewhere but it all depends on how your environment is setup, which is why I would recommend it.

        Cheers
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          Re: Adding windows 7 to w2k3 domain

          MCSE3737,

          There should be few issues issues, if any, connecting a Windows 7 client to a Windows Server 2003 AD environment. Should you encoutner any problems please note that Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/. It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams.

          Jessica
          Microsoft Windows Client Team
          Last edited by Wired; 23rd October 2009, 02:27. Reason: replaced with direct link

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