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<quote>Good question! From a technical perspective, pointing ADAMSync at a pre-R2 ADAM is totally ok. And of course, syncing from an AD that has no DCs running R2 is a non-issue. We didn't take any dependency on anything in R2. That said, the following should be noted:
You say the requirements are Win2003R2 with the ADAM installed from the R2 CD.
Will your guides work for us aswell? Running Win2003 SP1 in AD-environment and our developers are running standard Windows XP with the ADAM downloaded from MS download site?
1) To the best of my knowledge, pointing at a pre-R2 ADAM is not an explicitly tested scenario. So perhaps there is some issue lurking here we're not aware of. I would categorize this as "exceptionaly unlikely", but I guess you never know.
2) There might be licensing ramafications to using ADAMSync if you don't use it on an R2 box. I'm not a licensing guy, nor do I play one on TV. I would recommend asking a licensing person this question.