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Create new forest - OK to be 2008? [message #160588] Wed, 02 September 2009 07:28 Go to next message
David Robson1  is currently offline David Robson1  United Kingdom
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Hi,
I've currently got a forest which is all 2003 domain controllers and a
production environment.
The current forest and domain functional level is: Windows Server 2003 which
i believe is the highest level.

I'm going to create a new forest for security reasons and then have a trust
between.
However i am thinking this might as well be Windows 2008?

In this domain will be web servers and internet facing servers only.


My question is will my 2003 forest and 2008 forest work OK together or
should i be looking to make the new forest 2003?

Is there anything i should be aware of if creating a 2008 forest? Any
limitations or known issues or anything 'old' that will not work etc.

Thanks,
Dave.
Re: Create new forest - OK to be 2008? [message #160591 is a reply to message #160588] Wed, 02 September 2009 08:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
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Howdie!

David Robson1 schrieb:
> My question is will my 2003 forest and 2008 forest work OK together or
> should i be looking to make the new forest 2003?
>
> Is there anything i should be aware of if creating a 2008 forest? Any
> limitations or known issues or anything 'old' that will not work etc.

Not that I'm aware of - the two forests should be fine.

Cheers,
Florian
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Re: Create new forest - OK to be 2008? [message #160641 is a reply to message #160588] Thu, 03 September 2009 06:24 Go to previous message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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The two forests should be able to communicate just fine, but I would caution
you to just place an RODC in your dmz and a rwdc inside the firewall.

Check out this planning and deployment guide link (below). It has several
links on building up an RODC
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771744(WS.10).aspx

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"David Robson1" <DavidRobson1@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:Oz494E9KKHA.1488@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
> I've currently got a forest which is all 2003 domain controllers and a
> production environment.
> The current forest and domain functional level is: Windows Server 2003
> which i believe is the highest level.
>
> I'm going to create a new forest for security reasons and then have a
> trust between.
> However i am thinking this might as well be Windows 2008?
>
> In this domain will be web servers and internet facing servers only.
>
>
> My question is will my 2003 forest and 2008 forest work OK together or
> should i be looking to make the new forest 2003?
>
> Is there anything i should be aware of if creating a 2008 forest? Any
> limitations or known issues or anything 'old' that will not work etc.
>
> Thanks,
> Dave.
>
>
>
>
>
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