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    2003 R2 Member server in a native 2012 domain

    All it has to do is serve up Facility/ePortal for a while until we move to our new MIS... whatever that will be.

    Can I add it to the domain with no issues?

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    afaik - You can have it as a member server, you just cant have it as a domain controller unless your domain level is still at 2003 level.

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    Im sure you can too, just wanted to clarify.

    Probably just D2VHD it and test.

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    I'm 100% certain @fiza's right. I still have a few 2003 servers and our current forest/domain function level is 2008R2. We don't have any problems. It's just the DC's that need to be same or higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    afaik - You can have it as a member server, you just cant have it as a domain controller unless your domain level is still at 2003 level.
    And you have done a domain and forest prep

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    Just to update -

    D2VHD then import into Hyper-V, works perfectly.
    Remove its DNS and DHCP roles and demote with DCPROMO.
    New name and IP addy and Roberts your Mothers Brother.

    MS really are on to a winner with 2012 and Hyper-V 3 (Loving we can snapshot VDCs now)

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    (Loving we can snapshot VDCs now
    Only if the VM is server 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Only if the VM is server 2012.
    They are

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    I think you can do it on Vmware as well. I still dont like the though in doing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I think you can do it on Vmware as well. I still dont like the though in doing it!
    I'm hoping I never have to test it out!

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    I'm so glad I read this as was about to ask almost exactly the same question, 2003 server in 2012 Forest :-)

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    Another thing to watch out for, server 2012 cant manage Hyper-V 2 or lower (anything 2008 R2 or below), it needs a separate management console.

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