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How long does it take for the schema to replicate?

Posted on 2004-04-12
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I just ran ForestPrep and DomainPrep to begin my Exchange 5.5 -> 2003 migration.  On the DC where I ran ForestPrep, the schema is updated and the new attributes are in AD, but in all other DCs, the schema has not updated.  Did I do something wrong is does it just take a while?

It's been 2 hours since the schema was updated.
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Did you run on the appropriate DCs (Masters)?

ADPrep /forestprep on the schema master in your Windows 2000 forest.
ADPrep /domainprep on the Infrastructure Master in each AD domain.

There's an article on this at:
http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_adprep.htm

Honestly, I don't know exactly how long it will take to move to every DC, but 2 hours sounds long.  ...unless you have a boatload of DCs?
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also note, you should've had forestprep complete replication before running domainprep.
...and I'm sure you have SP2, right?
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It appears that the problem is that you must install the Microsoft Exchange Management Tools on any computer you wish to manage the exchange features on.  This is per Microsoft.

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