Prepare a forrest and domain in server 2003
Posted on 2007-11-21
My domain controller (we only have one domain controller) is ready to die (Windows Server 2000). I purchased a new server with Windows Server 2003 R2 to replace it. I never installed Active Directory before so I am a bit apprehensive. I started the install and received a message that said I must prepare the Forrest by using AD PREP. I decided to ask this question because I would like to do this once and do it correctly.
Can you give me some tips on installing Ad prep? Is this installed on the new server \ domain controller that I am installing Active Directory on( or is it installed on the present domain controller, which is running Windows Server 2000 on it?) Is there somewhere I can get a systematic instruction on how this will pan out? I have limited Microsoft Active Directory use- I came from a Novell Shop. I hope someone can help...thanks!