Service Pack Question for DCs

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Subject: Service Pack Question for DCs
Posted by:  Christian (
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008


I had posted this question earlier, but I'm not sure I got the answer to the
core question I had asked.

I have a single domain controller running right now at Windows Server 2003
SP1.  I have a second server running at Windows Server 2003 SP2 that is
ready to be promoted.  What issues/problems may show up if I promote this
server running SP2 while the other server is still at SP1?  Is it best
practice to apply SP2 to the first server before promoting the second?  Or,
should I downgrade the second server to SP1 and then run DCPROMO?

Thank you for your time,