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ADPREP 2003 image file error

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I try run adprep from the second cd of the 2003 server R2 disks and get the following.
The Image file D:\CMPNENTS\R2\ADPREP\ADPREP.EXE  is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine
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You use that adprep file only if the server is 2003 R2. If it is 2003 server, use the one in the first disk of the 2003 server installation cd.
Are you trying to extend the schema because you want to make an existing 2003 R2 member server a Domain Controller?

More info pls
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If you are installing a Server 2003 R2 DC into a non-R2 domain, you need to extend the schema, which you are doing by using ADPrep. That error message usually indicates that you are trying to run the 64-bit version of ADPrep (from the R2 CDs) on a 32-bit Domain Controller - which it doesn't like.

This may help you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919151

-tigermatt
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I am trying to add a second DC that will be R2

can i upgrade my first DC to the R2 Level?
You need to run the adprep file from the 32 bit version of 2003 R2.

And then you will be able to promote your R2 server to be a DC.
You can upgrade your 2003 DC to R2 once the schema is extended as per my above posts.

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/48807/how-do-i-install-windows-server-2003-r2-on-an-existing-windows-2003-service-pack-1-sp1-server.html 

gives steps for the process.
ok i am a duh
i was using the 64 bit disk instead of the 32 bit


dang i am dumb
Whatever you do, you need to run ADPrep, even if you want to upgrade the existing DC to R2. I will ask my question again as to whether there is a difference in architecture between the two DCs - 32-bit and 64-bit? See the link in my above comment, too.
>> i was using the 64 bit disk instead of the 32 bit

The error you were seeing says that you almost undoubtedly were, and this is what I posted in http:#a22079876.

Glad it is now working anyway.

-tigermatt
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