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adding the Windows Server 2003 R2 schema updates to your existing Active Directory

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We are thinking of extending our ad schema to the 2003 server R2 schema, in order to introduce dfs replication.  We currently have all windows 2003 domain controllers.  One forest with 2 child domains.  

If we decide to do this, where do we execute the command from?  Do we do this on a server that has r2(non-dc)?
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You run the forestprep on the schema master
There is no need to run adprep /domainprep in any child domain where you have already installed a domain controller running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)  
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773360.aspx
 
One thing to note, since you are doing an R2 schema change be sure to use the version of Adprep that is on Windows Server 2003 R2 Disc 2
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Mike
 
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Thanks, and this does not then require us to upgrade our dc's to r2?
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Yes, the servers that will participate in DFS Replication must run a Windows Server 2003 R2 operating system
Taking them to R2 should be straight forward for you.  (shouldn't have any issues)
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Mike
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