How to determine if my domain is already prepped for Windows 2003 / Exchange 2003 already??
Posted on 2006-07-18
My company was just sold to another which doesn't have an active directory setup. The company I came from had a single-forest setup with us a node. Since the split, we are our own domain. I am now installing my first win2k3 server and want to run Exchange 2003 on that server. I am at the /forestprep /domainprep steps and find that my domain Administrator account doesn't have permissions to run /forestprep! I tried adding it to the proper group from inside of AD Users and Computers but can't find the Schema group. So I guess my question is, is there a way to look at the domain to see if it has already been prepped (I suspect my old parent company may have already been running a few win2k3 and exchange 2k3 servers.) And if its not, how do I get myself to be able to run /forestprep /domainprep? Thanks in advance!