Re: Upgrade Domain Controller from Windows server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008 or 2012

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Re: Upgrade Domain Controller from Windows server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008 or 2

pope;274268 wrote:
Hello,

Our organization is currently running on Windows Server 2003 R2 where AD,DNS,DHCP ,WSUS e.t.c services are running.

The domain fuctional level is windows 2000 mixed & a forest functional level of windows 2000.

Now,are there any precautions or procedures i should take before running the CD .

?
attached picture of the functional level

Rgds

Upgrade Schema.
Install new hardware, presuming your 2003 is 32 bit.
Install Server 2008 R2
Transfer services to Server 2008 R2.

Server 2012 forest cannot be upgraded to from a Server 2003 Environment.

Please see here for more information.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994618.aspx