AD propgation from 'Server 2003 SBS' to 'Server 2003 R2 64bit' DCPROMO errors
Posted on 2007-08-10
Present Server: s2k3 SBS w/ x2k3
Intended replacement: s2k3 R2 64bit w/ x2k7 (64)
I am trying to complete a DCPROMO to add my Server 2003 R2 (64bit) to a curent domain as a DC controller to propogate the AD structure and transfer files(then to be taken back offline and completed at a secondary location for testing until ready)
The R2 server has been joined to the domain as a standard server.
Upon running DCPROMO:
I keep getting the error that the AD structure is not valid.
"The version of the Active Directory schema of the source forest is not compatible with the version of Active Directory on this computer"
try to run 32bit ADprep on the SBS server it states that the forest and domain have already been prepped and does nothing (of course)
try to run 64bit ADprep on the SBS server (from the R2 CD) ande i get the "for a machine type other than" error.
and of course, it cannot run on the new server as it isnt a domain controller (not that it would accomplsih anything anyways)
How can i get the AD to propogate to the Server 2003 R2 64-bit server from the Server 2003 SBS 32-bit?
i plan on putting exhcange 2k7 on after its all done. From what i understand, I CANNOT install Exchange 2k7 UNLESS it is a Domain Controller.
Is this true?
Thanks fo your time.