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I am adding a windows 2003 DC to my Windows 2000 domain.  I have run adprep (with /forestprep and /domainprep) on my primary ADC, but I have 2 other ADC in the domain as well.  Do I need to run adprep on the other 2 as well?  Also, I had to stop file replication services to complete adprep, as I was getting a in use error at one point during forest prep.  Is that normal?

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No you dont have to run forestprep or domainprep on the other DC's you only need to do it once

mchad65 said:
>> I was getting a in use error at one point during forest prep.  Is that normal?
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NO?
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Well, the error happened.  When I stopped the FRS service, and ran adprep /forestprep, it completed successfully.

I'll try setting up ad on the new 2003 server now...

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that might be a coincidence. I can think of anything out of my head that FRS will interfere forestprep.
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I am still getting the same error on the new 2003 server when I try to install AD on it...  I wonder if I need to wait for the AD changed made on the PDC to replicate to the 2 other AD servers?
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The error the active directory wizard is returning is: "The version of the Active Directory schema of the source forest is not compatible with the version of Active Directory on this computer"...
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