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Upgrading to Domain Controller 2008 R2 checklist

Just using this as a checklist for my AD upgrades to Windows Server 2008 R2

Ensure DNS, set loopback as primary with other DNS Servers as teriary DNS Servers

Configure PDC emmulator to point to external time source

Modify Registry settings on the PDC emulator for the forest rootdomain:
Change TypeRED_SZvalue from NT5DSto NTP
Change NtpServervalue from time.windows.com,0x1to an external stratum 1 time source, i.e. 0.au.pool.ntp.org,1.au.pool.ntp.org,0x1
Change AnnounceFlagsREG_DWORD from 10 to 5
Stop and restart Time Service: net stop w32time, net start w32time
Manually force update:  w32tm /resync/rediscover

Enable Strict replication consistency

repadmin /regkey * +

Protect OU’s from accidental deletion

Enable AD Recycle Bin


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