Add a Windows 2003 server to Windows 2000 domain fails

Posted on 2006-04-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a W2000 server running SP4, I ran ADPrep /forestprep and ADPrep /domainprep, they both seem to run fine with no errors. (I ran ADPrep right off of the W2003 CD from the /i386 dir using a command prompt on the W2k server.) I did have to give the administrator the schema admin and enterprise admin group permissions to get these commands to run.

When I run DCPromo, it fails with the error telling me to run ADPrep to prepare the domain. I waited 15 minutes and re-ran DCPromo, I get the same error.

Any suggestions
Question by:chris57ga
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    If using R2 release of Windows 2003 see this:
     Extending Your Active Directory Schema for New Features in Windows Server 2003 R2
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    Hi chris57ga,

    is this an R2 install? if so then you will need to run the forest and domain prep tools from th R2 CD

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    lightning fast leew!

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    I will look tomorrow. there was a 2nd cd! maybe this is it!!

    Will update tomorrow.

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    thats the one then :) R2 comes with two discs

    on the second cd  navigate to cmpnents\r2\adprep and run from there

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