Checklist: Post-Upgrade Tasks

Updated: November 19, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented.

Checklist Checklist: Post-Upgrade Tasks


  Task Reference

Raise the functional levels of domains and forests to enable all advanced features of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

Conceptual topic Raise the Functional Levels of Domains and Forests


Move Domain Name System (DNS) zones into DNS application directory partitions.

This step is optional. If you are upgrading Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domains, your DNS zones have already been stored in the DNS application directory partitions. However, if you are upgrading Windows 2000 Active Directory domains, you might choose to move your DNS zones into the newly created DNS application directory partitions.

Conceptual topic Move DNS Data into DNS Application Directory Partitions


Redirect users and computers to organizational units (OUs).

The procedures described in this section are required only if you are upgrading Windows 2000 Active Directory domains. A Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain OU structure will remain the same after the upgrade is complete.

Conceptual topic Redirect Users and Computers


Complete the upgrade.

Conceptual topic Complete the Upgrade

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