Adding a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 domain controller

I am trying to add a Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit server as a domain controller to a network that has windows server 2003 domain controllers.  What are the steps that I need to take to do this?  I can't find adprep and forestprep on our disk.  We are running our DC's on Citrix XenCenter as virtual machines.
MHCITAsked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
Take a look at this question I helped with, the steps and links should give you enough to get going.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_26358376.html

I'm assuming your 2003 DCs are 32 bit.  Look for adprep32 on your 2008 R2 media.  That is what you will need for the forestprep and domainpep.

Thanks

Mike

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SISAntCommented:
This Microsoft Technet guide gives a step by step guide to migrating AD DS and DNS to 2008 R2

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd392263(WS.10).aspx

but if you can't find the ADprep and Forestprep tools I think you'll have to download them from Microsoft, like I had to do with the SBSMigrationprep tool when moving from 2003 to 2008 about a month ago.
MHCITAuthor Commented:
We aren't migrating though, we will be running windows server 2008 along with windows 2003.
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MHCITAuthor Commented:
mkline71:
I tried running the adprep32 but it didn't work, when I tried to promote the 2008 server, it still shows that it hasn't been done.
MHCITAuthor Commented:
mkline71:
One more thing, which server do I need to run adprep and forestprep on?  I've run it on our windows 2003 DC, but we have a total of 3 DC's, all on 2003.
Mike KlineCommented:
Run forestprep on your schema master and domainprep on the infrstructure master

Quickly find your FSMO's   run  

netdom query FSMO

Thanks

Mike
colonytireDirector of TechnologyCommented:
1.) On existing PDC run "adprep /forestprep" and "adprep /domainprep"
2.) Join new server to the domain and install DNS, and Global Cert roles.
3.) Make the new server a BDC
4.) Reccomend waiting 1-2 days as BDC role to make sure all syncs have happened.
5.) Run dcpromo on new server and set it as PDC.

You can use netdom query fsmo to list the roles and verify after all is done.
Mike KlineCommented:
3.) Make the new server a BDC
4.) Reccomend waiting 1-2 days as BDC role to make sure all syncs have happened.

There is no BDC...that went out with Windows NT
You don't need to wait that long for replication.

Thanks

Mike
colonytireDirector of TechnologyCommented:
mkline1 is correct, just didnt know full structure.  Basically its just another DC in the list.  As for time in replication, I always allow extra time in case hidden errors arise, but a few hours will generally be enough.

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