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Running adprep on SBS 2003 32-bit to prepare for 64-bit SBS 2008

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I need to run ad prep to a windows 2003 SBS server in preparation for adding a Windows 2008 SBS server to the domain. I know I can't keep them both in the domain, but they will be coexising for a few weeks while a migration of financial data takes place.

SBS 2008 is 64 bit. The 2003 server is running 32 bit. Where can I get the adprep version I need to run on 2003 to prepare for 2008? Will any 2008 32-bit version of adprep.exe suffice, or must it be specific to SBS?":
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by:Ernie Beek
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Shouldn't it be the other way around? You should run adprep from the server for which you are preparing the AD.

For the rest afaik there are no seperate versions of adprep for that matter.
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by:theffernan
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You run ad prep on the exiting domain controller to prepare the existing active directory for the additional schema objects in 2008.
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by:renazonse
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Check out this article...with SBS you need to run the Migration Prep Tool which does all the adprep and what not for you

http://blogs.technet.com/b/asksbs/archive/2008/09/05/preparing-sbs-2003-for-migration-to-sbs-2008.aspx
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by:Ernie Beek
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OK,

Was some time ago :-~

I stand corrected. Have to get up with my reading.
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by:theffernan
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I am not going to use the migration method. I want to run adprep as a standalone solution on the existing machine.
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by:renazonse
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There should be an adprep32 in the same directory with the standard adprep on the SBS installation disc.
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by:theffernan
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I will take a look in the morning. Thanks.
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by:Cobra25
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The SBS disc might only include the 64bit ver of adprep. If you download the server 2008 r2trial it contains both versions:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx
and heres a link to how to run it in case you need that
http://www.petri.co.il/windows-server-2008-adprep.htm
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by:theffernan
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Cobra, your response brings me back to my original question. Is it ok to use the version of adprep found on 2008 r2 for an SBS installation? Will it contain all of the necessary schema elements?

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OK. So, the answer was I waited for the dvds to arrive. I then ran adprep.exe (not adprep32.exe) from the Cd that held the 32-bit version of the OS.  I still don't know if it is ok to use adprep from a non sbs install disk.
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This was me answering my own question...No points should go anywhere I guess. I never got an actual answer
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