+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Testing Server 2008 in Technical; Hi, I have 2 main DCs running Server 2003. I want to start testing Server 2008 and Windows 7, so ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    605
    Thank Post
    92
    Thanked 73 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    24

    Testing Server 2008

    Hi,

    I have 2 main DCs running Server 2003. I want to start testing Server 2008 and Windows 7, so would it be ok to add a Server 2008 DC onto the network and would the boxes all talk to each other happily? Or would I get loads of problems with GPO replications?

    Also, can anyone recommend good Server 2008r2 and Windows 7 books?

    Thanks
    Rich

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    11
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    You have to run X:\support\adprep\adprep32.exe /forestprep and /domainprep (and more) on the 2003 boxes from the 2008R2 DVD to bring the schema up to the 2008 R2 level.

    Then no problems.

  3. Thanks to brougham from:

    Tricky_Dicky (19th January 2010)

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    605
    Thank Post
    92
    Thanked 73 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    I don't suppose anyone know's what other commands need to be run or where the Microsoft Tech article detailing this lives?
    Rich

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    270
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

  6. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    605
    Thank Post
    92
    Thanked 73 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    Superb. Thanks Firefox

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    270
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 33 Times in 31 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    no problem, have fun

  8. #7
    bio
    bio is offline
    bio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    520
    Thank Post
    16
    Thanked 130 Times in 102 Posts
    Rep Power
    38

  9. 2 Thanks to bio:

    brougham (19th February 2010), Tricky_Dicky (19th January 2010)

  10. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    873
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 165 Times in 140 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    As long as you have a Windows 7 Computer you can use that to create policies for Windows 7 Clients that will work using your existing Windows 2003 based domain.
    (NB. There are a few GPO options that won't work / or are unavailable until you upgrade to a Windows 2008 R2 Domain but I can't remember / find link at moment)

  11. #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    605
    Thank Post
    92
    Thanked 73 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    As long as you have a Windows 7 Computer you can use that to create policies for Windows 7 Clients that will work using your existing Windows 2003 based domain.
    (NB. There are a few GPO options that won't work / or are unavailable until you upgrade to a Windows 2008 R2 Domain but I can't remember / find link at moment)
    I didn't know that. How do you do that?

  12. #10

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,205
    Thank Post
    876
    Thanked 2,729 Times in 2,308 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    782
    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    I didn't know that. How do you do that?
    Just dump RSAT (below) on your system and you can configure them through the group policy managment snapin that it installs
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    You can also create a policy store if it is not there already to make the whole thing more efficient and centralize the templates
    Creating a Group Policy Central Store for Windows Vista and Server 2008

  13. Thanks to SYNACK from:

    Tricky_Dicky (19th January 2010)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Moodle / Server 2008 / IIS7 / MS SQL Server 2008 Express
    By Kamran7860 in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23rd November 2010, 06:03 AM
  2. testing server for home use
    By projector1 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19th December 2009, 10:17 AM
  3. Exambase 2 Testing/Application Server Software
    By dweiums in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th August 2009, 07:01 PM
  4. Server 2008 R2 RC & Ms Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta
    By Kamran7860 in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12th May 2009, 06:04 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th May 2009, 02:17 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •