You want to raise the functional level of a Windows Server 2003 domain. You should raise the functional level of a domain as soon as possible after installing a new Windows Server 2003 domain or upgrading from Windows 2000 to take advantage of the new features and enhancements.
Open the Active Directory Domains and Trusts snap-in.
In the left pane, browse to the domain you want to raise, right-click it, and select Raise Domain Functional Level.
Select the new functional level and click OK.
After a few seconds you should see a message stating whether the operation was successful.
To retrieve the current functional level, use the following command:
> dsquery * <
DomainDN> -scope base -attr msDS-Behavior-Version
Or you can use the
enumprop command found in the
Windows 2000 Resource Kit.
> enumprop /ATTR:msDS-Behavior-Version "LDAP://<
To change the functional level to Windows Server 2003, create an LDIF
raise_domain_func_level.ldf with the
DomainDN> changetype: modify replace: msDS-Behavior-Version msDS-Behavior-Version: 2 -
Next, run the
ldifde command to import the change.
> ldifde -i -f raise_domain_func_level.ldf
' This code changes the functional level of the specified domain to ' the Windows Server 2003 domain functional level ' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------ strDomain = "<