Two different versions of Windows as Domain Controller RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello There,

    Please be informed I am setting up a new domain from scratch.

    I set up my first domain controller with a windows 2016, but I have two windows servers 2003 which I have to join them to the new network.

    I am wondering if I can have a windows server 2012 R2 as the second domain controller as windows server 2016 does not support windows 2003.

    As soon as I retire the servers (2003), I can set up a new windows 2016 as the second domain controller. 

    Please advise.

    Monday, May 22, 2017 1:11 AM

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  • Maybe you should add 2012 R2 to the 2003 domain,move fsmo roles, decom 2003s, raise forest & domain functional level, add 2016 DC to 2012 R2 domain.
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 1:52 PM