Adding windows 2003 domain controller to windows 2000 AD child domain

Posted on 2006-04-14
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a parent domain and child domain.

In the parent domain, i have already done the /forestprep and /domainprep stuff long ago to add win 2003 servers as domain controllers. No problems.

Recently i went to my child domain and added a windows 2003 domain controller (it's the first 2003 DC for that child domain), but forgot to run /forestprep and /domainprep directly before.

Am I ok? Did I have to run the preps again? Is somethin broken? Should I call MS?? Need help quick, as I will be leaving town in about 7 hours.

Question by:cajx
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    Hi cajx,

    you only need to run the adprep tools once per domain- you are fine!

    trust me if there were any issues you wouldnt be able to add the DC in!

    if you want confirmation then run dcdiag and see what it says


    Author Comment

    Thanks for the quick response. DCDIAG was giving clean results (well, after i fiddled with DNS some... apparently you can't have a non-DC as a secondary DNS server when the other DNS servers are active directory integrated?! oops). Now maybe I can go back to sleep for an hour and stop worrying. :P
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    Expert Comment

    haha sleep well mate!

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