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Run a 64-bit server with Windows 2003 R2 as domain controller

Is it possible to run a 64-bit server with Windows 2003 R2 as a Domain Controller in an existing domain (Win2000 in native mode, all 32-bit servers) without any adverse effects?

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If you introduce a 2003 or R2 domain controller into a Windows 2000 Active Directory domain, you are upgrading the domain to 2003/R2. This includes running a forestprep and domainprep process to extend the AD schema and prepare the domain for a 2003/R2 domain controller. Check knowledge base article 325379 for more details.

This was first published in August 2006

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