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

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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teknorapex
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Mike KlineCommented:
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
Thanks
Mike
 
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teknorapexAuthor Commented:
Thanks, and this does not then require us to upgrade our dc's to r2?
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Mike KlineCommented:
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)
Thanks
Mike
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