troubleshooting Question

Add Server 2003 R2 Domain Controller

Avatar of rstorm1
rstorm1Flag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003Active Directory
3 Comments2 Solutions388 ViewsLast Modified:
We have 1 domain controller running Server 2003 and I would like to add a second one running Server 2003 R2 version.   Have seen conflicting information about running ADPrep on the original domain controller.  One resolution says to run ADPrep (from the R2 CD) on the original domain controller (non-R2) to apply the R2 Schema extensions.  Can anyone verify for me that this process works and will not crash AD or the Schema?

The error that I received when trying to run DCPromo on the R2 server was, " The Active Directory Installation Wizard cannot continue because the forest is not prepared for installing Windows Server 2003.  Use the Adprep command-line tool to prepare both the forest and the domain.  
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 3 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 3 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros