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Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2006-04-26
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I have 2 domain controller in my windows 2000 AD domain.  Both are windows 2000 Server.  I would like to add a windows 2003 domain controller and remove one of my windows 2000 domain controllers.  I've done research on the exchange 2000 mangled attributes that occur when adding a windows 2003 server domain controller.  My question is: Do I run the adprep /forestprep command and the /domainprep command on windows 2003 server that I would like to be an additional domain controller?  or from the Forest Root?  Does it matter that I have my windows 2000 in Native mode?
Question by:prosar
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dooleydog earned 375 total points
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ADPREP /forestprep and ADPREP /domainprep are run from the Schema Master and Domain Naming Master respectively,

I have done this and have added a server 2K3 DC to an existing 2K domain / forest with no problems.

This should not affect the existing setup if all you are doing is adding a DC. I would leave the forest at 2K, and not be in a hurry for 2K3, until you are ready to upgrade the exchange as well.

Good Luck,

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I have Exchange 2000 in my Windows 2000 Domain.  Did you run the Inetorgpersonprevent.ldf to prevent mangled attributes before running the adprep /forestprep and adprep /domainprep?  Do I do this on the exchange box or the forest root?

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did not need to.


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I added the server to the domain this morning.  All went well except for I configured DNS on the server and now when I start up it takes about 10 minutes to Prepare network connections.  I log in and there is an event in the event viewer Event ID 4515

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