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AD transition from win 2003 SP2 from Win 2008 R2

Please provide Step by step transition guide for Domain controller (windows 2003 SP2) to Windows 2008 R2 X64

we have currently 2 DC, one with complete FSMO roles and Both GC's, Both are DNS also with primary & secondary. One with DHCP.... How to go about on transition from windows 2003 to win 2008 r2

Additional info ---------------we have exchange 2007 sp2



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Follow with this article
http://www.petri.co.il/windows-server-2008-adprep.htm

during dcpromo process make you new DC as DNS server and Global Catalog.

After that you can transfer FSMO roles. Use for that MS article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

and you can migrate your DHCP server from 2003 to 2008
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962355

Do regularly System State Backups of your DCs using

ntbackup on Windows 2003
wbadmin on Windows 2008 (first you need to add Windows Backup feature from Server Manager's console)

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Krzysztof
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I am getting the error when I am running the command on the DC (win 2003) WHICH HOLDS Doman Name Master.

Command : Adprep32.exe /rodcprep
Error message:

Adprep could not contact a replica for the partition DC=forestDnsZones, DC=___ , DC=com

Adprep encountered an LDAP error.
Error code: 0x0. server extended error code: 0x0, Server error message <null>

Adprep failed the operation on partition

Please correct me the issue the current user is a part of enterprise addmin group


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