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Windows Server 2012 : Preparing for deploying domain controllers (part 3) - Existing forest domain controller deployment

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3. Existing forest domain controller deployment

There are two basic ways of deploying Windows Server 2012 domain controllers in a forest whose domain controllers are running earlier versions of Windows Server:

  • Installing additional domain controllers running Windows Server 2012

  • Upgrading existing domain controllers running earlier versions of Windows Server

The sections that follow provide more details about these approaches.

Note

Upgrading domain controllers

Although performing in-place upgrades can help reduce hardware costs, the margin for error is greater. If possible, avoid performing in-place upgrades of your existing domain controllers; instead, introduce new domain controllers and then, if desired, retire your existing domain controllers.

Installing additional domain controllers

Installing additional domain controllers that are running Windows Server 2012 in a forest whose domain controllers are running an earlier version of Windows Server involves the following steps:

  1. Install Windows Server 2012 on the servers that will become the new domain controllers.

  2. Join the new servers to the domain.

  3. Use Server Manager or Windows PowerShell to install the AD DS role on the new servers, and promote them to domain controllers.

Once deployed, the new Windows Server 2012 domain controllers can coexist with the domain controllers running earlier versions of Windows Server if you want them to. Alternatively, you can move the flexible single master operations (FSMO) roles from the earlier domain controllers that are running earlier versions of Windows Server to the new domain controllers that are running Windows Server 2012, and finally demote and retire the earlier domain controllers.

Note

Preparing the schema

Introducing Windows Server 2012 domain controllers into a forest whose domain controllers are running earlier versions of Windows Server automatically causes the AD DS schema to be extended to the latest version.

Upgrading existing domain controllers

Upgrading all of a forest’s existing domain controllers that are running an earlier version of Windows Server involves the following steps:

  1. Prepare your forest and domains for an upgrade by using the Adprep.exe command-line tool to extend the schema.

  2. Verify that the operating system of your existing domain controllers has a supported in-place upgrade path to Windows Server 2012.

  3. Verify all prerequisites for upgrading your existing domain controllers to Windows Server 2012. For example, the drive that hosts the AD DS database (NTDS.DIT) must have at least 20 percent free disk space before you begin the operating system upgrade.

  4. Perform an in-place upgrade of all existing domain controllers to Windows Server 2012.

 
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