Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 ADMT 3.2
Applies to the "Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical)" objective of Exam 70-413.
Q: A company's IT team is planning to collapse a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain into a new Windows Server 2012 R2 domain using ADMT 3.2. The team needs to know the requirements.
Which of the following is required when migrating a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain into a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain using ADMT 3.2?
- Forest functional level Windows Server 2008 R2
- Source domain functional level Windows Server 2008 R2
- SQL server database instance
- Destination domain functional level Windows Server 2012 R2
Answer is C. A SQL server database instance must be available from the server running ADMT. Source and destination domain and forest functional levels must be 2003 or greater.
Quick Tip: When you migrate to a Windows Server 2012 domain, install ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) 3.2 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that can operate as the migration computer.
Reference: Installing ADMT in the Target Domain
Bonus Question: How many global catalog servers should be configured in a single domain Windows Server 2012 R2 forest? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)
Answer to bonus question from last week: The name of the technology available for Windows Server 2012 R2 that allows for increased control, reduces downtime, and can improve TCO of GPOs is Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM).
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