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adding 2008 R2 server to 2003 SBS domain

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trying to add new 2008 R2 server to existing domain. Ran adprep /forestprep from SBS server and get message: "Forest-Wide information has already been updated ... Adprep did not attempt to rerun this operation"? When I try to add the new server (dcpromo), it comes back telling me to run the Adprep /forestprep first? (Also SBS is pre 2003 R2. Winver says Version 5.2 (Build 3790 Srv03_sp2_gdr.100216-1301: service pack 2). Why won't it promote?
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by:psychogr
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did you check time settings? Are both your servers clocks synchronized ?
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by:Kini pradeep
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what is the schema version, that should give you an idea. connect & bind using adsiedit and check the schema version.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/556086

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverMigration/thread/f40a63c3-2a79-40aa-bc85-0fa6b9543873
also check your current domain and forest functionallevels using domain & trusts  snapins
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by:Kini pradeep
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also the 32bit version of adprep32
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by:tec1912
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Time/Zone is set correct. I cannot find the adprep32 on the CD? Can you tell me where is located?
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by:tec1912
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schema version shows 44 (2008 server). supposed to be 47? how do i change this?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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by:tec1912
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I cannot find adprep32 in any of the CD's I have? (articles say it should be under \SUPPORT\ADPREP but I don't show an ADPREP in SUPPORT at all?
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Adprep32 must be on the DVD if not then you would need to download.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731728(WS.10).aspx

make sure you are running from the R2 DVD not the Windows 2008 Server DVD it must be Windows 2008 Server R2 DVD
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by:Darius Ghassem
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You can download a Windows 2008 Server R2 trial version to get the adprep32 as well.
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by:tec1912
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OK .. took the MS Windows server 2008 Standard SP2 DVD (32bit) and placed in 2003SBS (Domain controller). It DOES NOT have a adprep32 in it! I ran the adprep /forestprep command with same results. Schema's object version still shows 44. I also looked in my MS 2008 Standard (older copy). Also no adprep32 on DVD? Version on R2 disk is 6.0.6002.18005. Version on older 2008 copy is 6.0.6001.18000. Neither work for me? Keep getting same "Forest-Wide information has already been updated ... Adprep did not attempt to rerun this operation"
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Darius Ghassem earned 500 total points
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That is the PROBLEM you are using Windows 2008 Server not Windows 2008 server R2. The adprep32 is on Windows 2008 Server R2 DVD!

Windows 2008 Server is different then 2008 R2. Adprep32 is on R2 DVD.
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by:tec1912
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I swear that this DVD does not have it. DELL gave me 2 DVD's (32bit/64bit) Looked on both. Have the adprep directory with adprep.exe, but no adprep32. trying to download trial copy now from MS
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by:tec1912
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it helps when you have the correct DVD! Dell sent me the ZIP file and CD's in the mail. Thanks for the help!
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