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Add 2003 Server as member server only

By jim.lyons ·
I am about to add a 2003 server into a mixed mode AD.

I just wanted to make sure that when I do this, the new member server will not cause any issues with logins, DHCP, etc.

This new server will eventually have the roles of DC, file server and DNS, but for now, I just want to add it to the domain.

Then I can add the tape backup agent to it to restore files from the old server. The old server will be removed from the domain, with all the roles transferred to the new server.

I have read a lot about running addprep, but since this is not a full 2003 AD, I don't think this is necessary, correct?

Also, I will still be able to run the add roles wizard after I run DCPROMO, adding file server and DNS roles?

Sorry if these questions seem basic, but I only have an MCP. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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