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Server 2008 DC in a 2000 Domain

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  • Server 2008 DC in a 2000 Domain

    Hello Everyone,

    My Apologies if this is in the wrong forum.

    I currently have a 2000 domain with Exchange 2000 running on it. I want to introduce a 2008 backup DC for a few months before we do a complete upgrade to a 2008 Domain with Exchange 2007. I was wondering if anyone could advise me on whether running the 2008 adprep /forestprep, and domainprep on my 2000 DC will cause any problems with the functionality of Exchange 2000? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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    Re: Server 2008 DC in a 2000 Domain

    This is a good place to start.

    Carrying out adprep /forestprep and domainprep will always carry risks to a certain extent. Forestprep makes changed to the schema, so may make AD unstable and domainprep adds objects to AD.

    I have never had any failures as a result of running the tools myself but the best pratice it to at least take a backup of system state of a DC and of the Excange server including databases before doing so.