Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Can't join Windows 2003 SR2 edition to existing Windows 2003 Standard Domain - Error "forrest not compatible"

Posted on 2006-11-02
6
440 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi,

I'm having trouble joining a Windows Server SR2 edition to our existing Windows 2003 Standard edition domain. I didn't think there was any difference between the two for Active directory but there appears to be an issue. I had this problem previously when I was testing a new domain controller with SR2 and couldn't join it to the domain. I then rebuilt it with Windows standard edition and it joined without a problem so I'm figuring it's something todo with SR2. I'm getting the following error message

"The version of the Active Directory schema of the source forest is not compatible with the version of Active directory on this computer"

I would expect to get this error when trying to join a 2003 server to a 200 domain.

Has anyone got any Suggestions?

0
Comment
Question by:gemini99
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:redseatechnologies
ID: 17864274
Hi gemini99,

You need to run adprep from the second CD (the R2 cd)

Cmpnents\R2\Adprep

Hope that helps,

-red
0
 

Author Comment

by:gemini99
ID: 17864389
Do I run this on the existing domain controller with standard edition installed or the server i want to add to the domain with SR2?

If I run it on the existing 2003 controller do I need to update the other domain controllers?

Will this effect any domain trusts we have?

0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:redseatechnologies
ID: 17864394
You need to run this on any domain controller, with THE administrator account.

No, it will not affect any existing trusts
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:gemini99
ID: 17864426
Cool, so I run it on any existing domain controller?
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
redseatechnologies earned 125 total points
ID: 17864440
Correct, and only once :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:gemini99
ID: 17864451
Thanks very much for your help it was most appreciated. I was looking around on Microsofts website and found nothing howver I've just found it in google groups. thanks once again and have a good one.

Cheers
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question