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    Can Windows 95 join Windows 2K3? If the answer is no, why not? What's the barriers and difference of stories behind? Please advice and educate me on this client/server issue. Thank you. I'm new to Windows 2003, any great sites to recommend before i go for a MCSE training?

  • #2
    95 can go on an AD domain but you need to install the DSclient util from the 2000\2003 server CD.

    Same with Windows 98 FE (SE has it built in.)

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    • #3
      there are limitations in regards to the functional level of the domain.
      i had to look it up but here it is:

      - The Windows Server 2003 domain is set at Windows 2000 mixed and either a PDC emulator or a Windows NT 4.0 BDC is available.
      - The Windows Server 2003 domain is set at Windows 2003 interim and either a PDC emulator or a Windows NT 4.0 BDC is available.
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      • #4
        Windows 95 <> DNS/AD

        Topper,
        So i shall run the .exe from 2003 CD?

        Chirs,
        How can i verify my Domain Funtional Level? Any options to double check the settings/configs?

        Thanks for replies, more reply are welcome. Your replies means a lot to me, being a beginner on Windows Server 2003.


        Regards,

        Heislyc

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        • #5
          So i shall run the .exe from 2003 CD?
          Yes.
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          • #6
            i suggest you read this microsoft kb article before you do anything.
            that should make some things clearer to you.
            remember to just look and NOT change the functional level

            http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322692
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            • #7
              Originally posted by chris
              There are limitations in regards to the functional level of the domain.
              I had to look it up but here it is:

              - The Windows Server 2003 domain is set at Windows 2000 mixed and either a PDC emulator or a Windows NT 4.0 BDC is available.
              - The Windows Server 2003 domain is set at Windows 2003 interim and either a PDC emulator or a Windows NT 4.0 BDC is available.
              Did you mean only the above configs could allow Windows 95/Windows 98 FE to join the AD Domain? Because i've verified that i'm setting it in Windows 2000 Mixed Mode.

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              • #8
                Domain functional level has no affect on client compatibility. Only DC compatibility.

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