Promoting an '03 server to a DC - Quick Question

Posted on 2006-03-24
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
We are running on a Windows 2000 SBS domain. This weekend I'm planning a promotion of one of our 2003 Standard servers to a DC. Everything has been prepped for the promo, but I'm curious if I need to be aware (cautios) of anything that I should do after I run DCPROMO. That's all. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
Question by:mckeough
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    You need to run Adprep against the 2000 domain before you join the 2003 server.

    Adprep /forestprep


    Adprep /domainprep

    After this you should be fine.

    You may need to make a tweak if you are running Exchange:

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    As fare as i know about SBS it can be a DC of a domein but with some limitations.
    Read this for some more info.

    Good luck,

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    He can join another DC no problem.  It just can hold any of the FSMO roles.

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    by:Netman66 just CAN'T hold any of the FSMO roles.  Big typo - sorry!
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    May I ask why that was chosen as the answer?  It really has nothing to do with what you were asking.


    Author Comment

    Oops! My bad! Sorry Netman. Your following two comments were what I was looking for:

    Comment from Netman66
    Date: 03/24/2006 02:50PM PST

    He can join another DC no problem.  It just can hold any of the FSMO roles. (Desired Accepted Answer)

    Comment from Netman66
    Date: 03/24/2006 03:10PM PST
     Comment just CAN'T hold any of the FSMO roles.  Big typo - sorry! (Assisted Answer)

    Again, my apologies. Alimu, could you please make the adjustments?

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