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    Question Adding 2003 server to 2008 active directory as additional domain controller

    Hi All,

    I Have domain controller with forest level of 200 R2, and we want to add 2003 server as addition domain controller ...

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    If the Forest level is 2008 R2, you can't add 2003 as a DC.

    The only options are if you have a backup of the 2008 R2 DC System State with a Forest level of 2003, only make the 2003 server a member server or put in place a second 2008 R2/2012 DC.

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    To reiterate, all domain controllers in the forest must run the version of windows server that corresponds to the forest functional level value or a later version

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    Why would you want to do this?

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    how to change forest level

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    You can't lower the forest level, well you can from 2008 R2 to 2008 but that won't help you.

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