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ADPrep /domainprep to bring 2008R2 into 2003 Domain Live

I am preparing a 2003 domain to accept its first 2008 DC.  I have everything else in place and am ready to issue the adprep /domainprep command.  

What I am unclear on however is what this command will do to my current domain in relation to users who are trying to log in or are already logged in?

Can I issue the command to a live 2003 DC without interrupting authentication or access for my users?

Thanks
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TheMetalicOne
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GovvyCommented:
Yes, this process is seamless to the user and will only update attributes in the AD Configuration partition on the server side
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Mike KlineCommented:
Are you going to 2008 or 2008 R2, Govvy is right, just want to point out that if you go to 2008 R2 then there is also an adprep32 if your current DC is 32 bit.

Thanks

Mike
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You can issue this command during business hours you are good to go

Read this article about changes in adprep in Windows 2008 Server R2

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_3644-Windows-2008-Server-R2-adprep-adprep32.html
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TheMetalicOneAuthor Commented:
It is r2 I am going to. Thanks for the note about adprep32
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Mike KlineCommented:
Nice work going to 2008 R2..wouldn't make sense to go through all the work and go to 2008 at this point.
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TheMetalicOneAuthor Commented:
Thank you all, it worked ok.
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