Forest/Domain functional level confusion

hannoshannos Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I've come across a few example questions while studying that confuse me.

Technet articles state you cannot lower a domain/forest functional level. fair enough.

However, i've had a few questions where the answer is "have the other domain/forest admin lower the functional level to 2003 interim..." in certain scenarios.

This doesn't really make sense (and I can't quote the exact Q&A as I don't have my texts with me).

Can anyone shed any light on this?

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  • royalroyal Posts: 3,353Member
    Only one way to lower a functional level - restoring AD.
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  • hannoshannos Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    royal wrote:
    Only one way to lower a functional level - restoring AD.

    That's what I though, and I doubt an admin is going to do that just so a domain with NT4 DC's can join it...
  • undomielundomiel Posts: 2,818Member
    Don't be too surprised if you run across several rather ridiculous scenarios in the exams though. :)
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  • hannoshannos Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Well sat the exam on friday, 643 icon_sad.gif
    Weak points were sites, Trusts and software distrib in GPOs

    next attempt tomorrow (tuesday)


    As for the original question I did some more study...
    Domains cannot be lowered without restoring.
    Forests can, windows 2003 forest can be lowered to interim apparently.
  • hannoshannos Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Second attempt was an astonishing 624...

    What I was good at for the first exam I screwed up in the second, what I screwed up in the first I nailed in the second...

    Doesn't really make sense hehe


    Anyhow, Did the exam again yesterday (3rd attempt).



    907


    Now to decide which exam to do next...
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass! :D

    Oh, don't worry, it makes perfect sense. You take the exam, find out what your weak areas are, then you only focus on those. You forget to review your strengths, then you tank those on the second time around, doing much better on the stuff you'd scored poorly on the first time. (That's why I always tell people "study your weak areas, do a comprehensive review of all the topics, then go back and take the exam.)

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