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Exchange 2007 SP3 Install: Preparing AD

Posted on 2010-11-29
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I am updating exchange to SP3.
I have a root domain and 4 child domains.

My question is: After I am done with setup /prepareAD,
should i run setup /prepareall domain from the root domain
OR
Run setup /preparedomain:<child-domain1/2/3/4> from the root domain without updating the root domain as we do not have exchange server in root domain.

Please suggest.

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by:Stelian Stan
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The steps are:
1. setup /PrepareSchema: Update the Schema – this only needs to be performed once per-forest
2. setup /prepareAD: Prepare the directory – this only needs to be performed once per-domain

After you run  /PrepareDomain switch wait for or force Active Directory replication between this domain and the root domain, and then run /PrepareDomain again
Before you run any of this you need to have Windows Installer 4.5 installed.
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by:amku03
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i thought setup / prepareAD will take care of Setup /prepareSchema step and this need to run only once in the root domain.
setup /PrepareDomain needs to be run in each domain except the root domain.

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Stelian Stan earned 500 total points
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Here are all the steps in the correct order: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224.aspx
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by:amku03
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I ran PrepareAD in the root domain.
Followed by PrepareDomain for all child domain and the root domain.
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