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Forest/Functional Levels

Discussion in 'Active Directory Exams' started by Ally, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Ally

    Ally Byte Poster

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    I could do with some1 clearing this up for me as i have read conflicting articles on this. Scenario is as follows:

    forest root: example.com (All DC's running windows 2003)
    child domain1: child1.example.com (All DC's running windows 2000)
    child domain2: child2.example.com (All DC's running windows 2000)

    Forest Functional Level: Windows 2000
    Domain Functional Levels: Windows 2000 Native

    What i am looking to do is to be able to rename all the DC's in the entire domain. If i am correct then this means that all the domains must be set to 2003 functional level?
    My question is as follows: Since all my domain functional levels are at 2000 native, can i raise them to 2003 by simply raising the forest functional level to 2003?
    Some articles seem to suggest that i must raise the functional level of the child domains and raise the forest functional level! My understanding is that this is not necessary?? :unsure
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    In order to raise the Forest functional level would all of your DC's in the sub domains not need to be at least Windows 2003 first? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Ally

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    Damn it, thats where iv gone wrong, ur quite right!! If all my DC's were running 2003 then i could simply raise the domain levels from native to 2003 by raising the forest functional level to 2003. Think iv been studyn 2 much and now missing out obvious points. Time for a break i think!!
    Thanks simon :D
     
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