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WINDOWS SERVER 2019 MISSING TEXT WHEN PROMOTING TO DC

Hi... I have a DOMAIN with 2 win2008R2 server (Both DC).

When we tried to migrate to win2019 server, we guessed that after adding win2019 as DC, the text of icons disappears. Something like the image attached.
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As I googled, this is an issue from migrating from win2008r2 to win2019(?), and there is not solution (?)
File replication is set to DFS

So my idea is
- install win2016srv
- adprep 2016 server to 2019 (win2008 servers schema is version 88)
- add 2016 as domain controller

Any opinion?

Thanks in advance.




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Hi,
If there are any progress welcome to share here!
Any one who has experience on this will be appreciated to share here too!

Best Regards,

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FanFan-MSFT answered

Hi,
First of all, it is not suggested to in-place upgrade a DC .
It is suggested to upgrade the DCs by add new DCs into domain and replace the old one.

The minimum requirement to add a Windows Server 2019 Domain Controller is a Windows Server 2008 functional level. The domain also has to use DFS-R as the engine to replicate SYSVOL.

To raise the forest functional level
Open Active Directory Domains and Trusts. To open Active Directory Domains and Trusts, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Domains and Trusts .
In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts , and then click Raise Forest Functional Level .
In Select an available forest functional level , select the value and then click Raise .

If you want to check if the DFSR is used for for the Sysvol replication , the following command can be used:
Command:
dfsrmig.exe /getglobalstate
If the Result: 3 (ELIMINATED) the DFSR is used for the replication.
If not, FRS should be migrated to DFSR:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/dfs-replication/migrate-sysvol-to-dfsr
Then before add the new dc , we should also make sure everything is working well, following command for your reference :
Dcdiag /v >c:\dcdiag1.log
Repadmin /showrepl >C:\repl.txt
Repadmin /showreps * 

Last ,the new DC can be added , following for your reference:
https://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0001262(third-party link)

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