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    I'm currently running a network as follows:

    Windows 2003 DC (DHCP, DNS, WINS)
    Windows 2003 Exchange (member server)
    Windows 2003 File & print (member server)
    Windows 2003 Proxy (member server)

    Our domain functional level is Windows 2000 mixed.

    I want to introduce a Windows 2008 member server to the domain but am unsure if I need to raise the domain functional level or if I'd only need to raise it if the Windows 2008 sever was going to be a DC?

    Can anybody advise on this please?

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    Re: Domain Functional Levels

    You do not need to raise the functional level of your domain, if you want to introduce a Windows Server 2008 MEMBER server.

    You do need to extend the schema if you are adding a Window Server 2008 Domain Controller to your domain.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc733027.aspx

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      Re: Domain Functional Levels

      AFAIK minimun requirements to promote W2k8 as DC is funcional level of Windows 2000 native or above
      Correct me if I'm wrong

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        Re: Domain Functional Levels

        Originally posted by alien_ri View Post
        AFAIK minimun requirements to promote W2k8 as DC is funcional level of Windows 2000 native or above
        Correct me if I'm wrong
        You're correct.
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