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Windows Thread, State of server OSes - April 2012 in Technical; Originally Posted by zag Yeh good question Mainly because there is no need to upgrade the DC's. They just log ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Yeh good question

    Mainly because there is no need to upgrade the DC's. They just log people on and off so I don't see the point other than the ability of DCHP to ban addresses on 2008

    Saying that I will do it eventually. Just need to be brave enough really.
    What about all the incresed domain functionality, and the incresed functions for say win7 ?

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    I was the other way around, didn't want to run any Windows 7 machines in anger until 2008 R2 running on the DCs. Always feel that it's a good idea to have your server OS running at the same level as the clients (i.e. 2003 \ XP, 2008 R2 \ 7)

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    Still on the 2003 R2 but this changing in the summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by januttall View Post
    What about all the incresed domain functionality, and the incresed functions for say win7 ?
    Windows 7 works fine with 2003 DC's. I just create the policies on a windows 7 client.

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    They work fine, yes but there are additional features that are available on Windows 2008 R2 domains which are potentially useful and which aren't when your DCs are running 2003. This is what raising the domain level does for you. That's the point that people are trying to get across to you I think, not that they think that W7 won't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    They work fine, yes but there are additional features that are available on Windows 2008 R2 domains which are potentially useful and which aren't when your DCs are running 2003. This is what raising the domain level does for you. That's the point that people are trying to get across to you I think, not that they think that W7 won't work
    The AD recycle bin is a good example. Saved my bacon not long ago!

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