Windows Server 2008 R2 Questions RRS feed

  • 問題

  • My Domain has 2 DC,

    Old PDC is Windows 2008 Server Std. and the 2nd DC with Windows Server 2008 R2 Std just Deliver on site.

    My Problem is:

    1. Some New Windows 7 Pro workstation is just Deploy in my domain, I know my old PDC can't Handle the "GPO" for Win7, so do I need to promote the 2008 R2 to PDC?

    2. If I promote the Win 2008 Server R2 to PDC with the old 2008 std server as AD redundancy, is it possible? Or the old 2008 std server still can't do that role (Manage Win7 GPO)?

    3. Can I ungrade the old PDC Win 2008 Server std to Win 2008 Server R2 with the "Old License" or I need to buy a New Win 2008 Server R2 License for it?

    Thank you.

    2011年2月22日 上午 06:55


  • Hello,


    Thank you for your post.


    Based on my research, The following are some useful online articles for your reference:

    Upgrade Domain Controllers: Microsoft Support Quick Start for Adding Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers to Existing Domains



    If you have any concerns on the above, please feel free to post back and I am happy to answer any of your questions.


    Best regards,
    Tom Zhang

    Tom Zhang – MSFT
    2011年2月28日 上午 09:35