Raising the Domain Functional Level using Windows Server 2008 R2

Raising the Domain Functional Level (DFL) is easy to do and can enable many new features.

Read about them here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/understanding-active-directory-functional-levels(v=ws.10).aspx

To raise the DFL, follow these simple steps:

  1. From Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click your domain and select Raise domain functional level:
  2. Select the required DFL, then click Raise:
  3. Read the warning and click OK:
  4. This confirmation message should then be displayed:
  5. Job done!