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  • Hello,

    We have following operating systems installed on our server's.

    Windows server 2003 r2 standard on exchange server 2003 standard, windows server 2008 r2 standard on domain controller,

    Windows server 2012 r2 standard & windows server 2016 installed on member server's.

    Our forest functional level is windows server 2003.

    We would like to upgrade our domain controller from windows server 2008 r2 standard to windows server 2016, my question is does windows server 2016 supports windows server 2003 forest functional level.

    If yes then what is the up gradation path from windows server 2008 r2 to windows server 2016?

    Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:50 PM

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  • Hello,

    There is one correction all the member server's are windows server 2008 r2 and windows server 2012 r2.

    Windows server 2016 not yet installed in our environment.

    Thanks,

    Feroz

    Monday, November 27, 2017 4:01 AM
  • Hi,

    For Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller, it should be Windows Server 2012R2 forest functional level to make all features available.

    Forest and Domain Functional Levels:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/active-directory-functional-levels

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    Eve Wang

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    Monday, November 27, 2017 9:20 AM
  • Hi,

    How things are going there on this issue?

    Please let me know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

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    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:09 AM
  • Hi,

    Is there any update?

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    Eve Wang

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    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 2:01 AM