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Im trying to install Active directory on a new Windows 2003 box.  I have an Windows 2000 domain controller and another Windows 2003 controller on the network already.  I ran DCpromo on the new box and it told me to run adprep on the forest on another domain controller.  So I went to the 2000 box and and ran adprep.exe /forestprep and I get the following error.  Please help.

dprep was unable to copy file C:\WINNT\schema.in_ from installation point to local machine under directory C:\WINNT.

[User Action]

Check the log file Adprep.log in the system root System32\Debug\Adprep\Logs directory for more information.

Adprep encountered a Win32 error.

Error code: 0x2 Error message: The system cannot find the file specified..



Adprep was unable to copy setup files from installation point to local machine.

[Status/Consequence]

Adprep has stopped without making changes.

[User Action]

Make sure you run adprep.exe under the directory that contains the following files: schema.ini, sch*.ldf, dcpromo.cs_ and 409.cs_. The recommended way is running adprep.exe from installation media, such as CD-ROM or network share. Check the log file Adprep.log in the system root System32\Debug\Adprep\Logs directory for more information.

Adprep encountered a Win32 error.

Error code: 0x2 Error message: The system cannot find the file specified..
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by:Kini pradeep
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is the new server a win2k3 R2. you also mentioned you had a 2k3 dc alreday in the domain.
does this win2k Dc have the schema master and domain naming master roles ?

did you  copy the file schema.ini to the location c:\winnt and try running adprep ?
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by:Matt Pessolano
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Yes the new server is R2.  Yes the 2K system does.  And no I didnt.  Should I try that?
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Kini pradeep earned 500 total points
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please do try copying the file.
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by:Matt Pessolano
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i tried that and now its telling me it cant find dcpromo.cs_  I searched for that file and cant find it.  now what?
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by:Matt Pessolano
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nevermind i found the files added them to the same directory and now im good to go thanks...
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