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Hi All,

I have an SBS 2003 (Not the latest release) and need to add an additional domain controller as a backup for AD. I intend to install a standard copy of Windows Server 2003 R2. Do I need to ADPrep & Forestprep the existing SBS Domain controller before dcpromo the new server as this is Release 2? If So, What are the steps Thanks John.
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Insert your Windows 2003 R2 CD in your drive and run:
D:\CMPNENTS\R2\ADPREP>adprep /forestprep

HTH

Toni
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Thanks for the reply. Leew -  I noticed on the link you gave  the following note. Does this mean I don't have to to do this?? Thanks

When you change the schema on the schema operations master, the changes are automatically propagated to all other domain controllers in the forest. Therefore, it is not necessary to perform this operation on other domain controllers. Also, there is no need to run Adprep /domainprep when installing a domain controller running Windows Server 2003 R2 into a domain where there is an existing Windows Server 2003 domain controller running Service Pack 1 (SP1); this is because the necessary domain partition updates were done when Windows Server 2003 SP1 was installed
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You have to extend schema with adprep /forestprep on your SBS2003 and then you could ad additional DC to your domain.
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