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How do I verify that Windows Server 2003 R2 schema is extended.

I am working at a large agency with an equally large number of domain controllers.  According to the general consensus of existing staff, the domain controllers are currently running R2 version of Windows 2003 Server.  However, when I attempt to install some of the R2 utilities (such as printmanagement.msc) I receive errors that suggest that Windows 2003 R2 is NOT running.  When I run WINVER, I see this message:  Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Version 5.2 (Build 3790.srv03_sp2_gdr.080812-1204: Service Pack 2).  
On other servers outside this enterprise, I have observed the letters R2 on machines that I know are running R2 in this description.  Unfortunately, I need some sort of indication or "Microsoft Approved" method to definitively specify whether or not R2 is actually installed, or if it's installed and the schema is NOT extended yet.  

Would appreciate your help.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Use adfind to quickly find your schema version
adfind -sc schver
30 = Windows 2003
31 = Windows 2003 R2
44 = Windows 2008
47 = Windows 2008 R2
stonenajemAuthor Commented:
This will show me the version, but not if the schema has been extended.

Try this

To verify the schema extension

   1.Log on to an administrative workstation that has ADSI Edit installed.
   2 .Click Start, click Run, type adsiedit.msc, and then click OK.
   3 .Double-click Configuration Container, and then double-click CN=Configuration,DC=forest_root_domain
      where forest_root_domain is the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your forest root domain.
   4. Double-click CN=ForestUpdates.
   5. Right-click CN=Windows2003Update, and then click Properties.
   6. Verify that the Revision attribute value is 9, and then close the Properties dialog box.
   7. Double-click Schema.
   8.Right-click CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=forest_root_domain

      where forest_root_domain is the FQDN of your forest root domain.
   9.Click Properties.
  10 On the Attribute Editor tab, for Select a property to view, select objectVersion, and verify that the attribute Value(s) equals 31.
Mike KlineCommented:
If your shcema is at 31 it has been extended to R2...that is what that means.
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