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running Adprep without using a disk or disk drive...

I have two separate 2003 servers and one server 2008 server.  One of the 2003's is a domain controller without a cd drive.  I'd like to adprep it without using the cd from the server 2008 machine or it's cd drive. I suppose there's other options, like installing a cd drive or using a usb cd drive, BUT I'm remoting to this machine, and would much rather copy the adprep files to a folder on the harddrive of the 2003 server and run it that way.  Are there other options?

The second 2003 server is not a domain controller, and I'd like to add it to the 2003 domain as a second domain controller.  I don't have the installation media, as it was misplaced at some point.  I see adprep in the windows and in the cmpnents\r2 folders on the c:\ drive though.  so same question.  Is there a way to run adprep without necessarily having the cd drive or the cd accessible to me?

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madhatter5501Commented:
do you have the i386 folder copied to the hard drive?  you can find it there
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KCTSCommented:
You need to copy the cmpnents\r2 to the 2003 machine - by whatever means you like and then you can run them from their.
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Jarrod731Author Commented:
I am doing the server 2003 upgrade for the server 2008 domain controller ad first.  there are two adprep's in the support/adprep folder on the server 2008 disk...adprep.exe and adprep32.exe.  Which one should I use?

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madhatter5501Commented:
I think the adprep.exe would assume its for x64 since the adprep32.exe is saying 32.
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Jarrod731Author Commented:
Thanks.  You are correct.  I got bold and tried to run just adprep after I successfully ran adprep32.  When attempting to run the adprep.exe on my 32-bit machine, I got the message that the file is valid but not for my type of machine.  
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