We are looking at migrating from server 2000 as our DC to 2008 and updating the schema. Is this possible or do we need to go 2000->2003->2008?
You may want to setup a test 2000 Server with AD, DHCP, DNS setup and try upgrading this first. It should work fine (in theory), but because it's so new you're probably one of the first to try.
I would also look at application compatibility before installing 2008 Server. You could also try setting up 2008 Server as a member server which wouldn't affect your existing 2000 domain structure, but simply talk with it.
Sounds scary, would be interested in hearing how it pans out though.
Is it advisable to do this now, it hasn’t been out long.
LOL, we are not doing it *now*
Just wanted to find out if it was possible.
oh right, sorry
I've added a Windows 2008 Domain Controller last week and it went fine and there's been no issues since. What I did was demote and remove the old server (DC2), reinstalled Windows 2008 from scratch (I've never upgraded a server), installed Windows 2008 and then added to the domain - I had to upgrade the schema on the other DC. A couple of features I like are the prevent accidental deletion of OU's and also the preferences settings in group policy. The only thing I've got to look at is to deploy the CSE's to all my XP Workstations.
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GPP CSE's Windows Vista
Multiple Group Policy Preferences have been added to the Windows Server 2008 Group Policy Management Console (which are also available through the Remote Server Administration Toolset (RSAT) for Windows Vista SP1). Group Policy Preferences enable information technology professionals to configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings they previously were not able to manage using Group Policy. After you install this update, your computer will be able to process the new Group Policy Preference extensions. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
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