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adprep commnads from network share?

Posted on 2010-11-15
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Scenario:

Dell PE 2850, W2K3, DC, Exchange Server, DNS, DHCP, all on one box.

I am in the process of separating this into 2 W2K8 R2 boxes (1 DC , 1 EX) and getting rid of the 2850.

The 2850 doesn’t have a DVD player, only a CD player, hence it cannot read a DVD so i won't be able to run the adprep commands from there.

My question is this; can the following commands:

adprep /forestprep
adprep /domainprep
adprep /domainprep /gprep
adprep /rodcprep

be run from a network share instead of from the DVD?

thanks


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Question by:Vince Glisson
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Yes.  There is no reason that these commands cannot be run from a network share.  Just be sure to copy the whole folder.
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I've done it from both the DVD and the files copied to a share. They are completely equivalent.
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by:Vince Glisson
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Split the points as you were only 22 seconds apart on the reply...LOL
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22mins, but thanks for the points. I've no problem in sharing.
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@ markusdamenous, sorry i read the time wrong :(
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