Promote new Windows 2008 R2 to PDC Emulator
Posted on 2011-10-10
I have 2 Win2k3 servers and 1 win2k8 server. All are DCs. The FSMO role holder is one of the Win2k3 servers. The roles were never transferred to the Win2k8 server. Now I need to introduce and promote a new Win2k8R2 server as a DC into the existing domain. I tried running dcpropmo on the new W2k8 server but it said run adprep /forestprep. Since i already have a win2k8 DC on the domain, I didnt think I needed to do it again. I ultimately want the new win2k8 R2 server to be the PDC Emulator and FSMO 5 role server. Should I seize the roles from the current w2k3 fsmo server and assign to the existing Win2k8 DC and then try running dcpromo again OR how do I run dcpromo on the new win2k8R2 server and then eventually seize the roles from the Win2k3 server? Do I have to run adprep again and if so, do I run it from the win2k3 dc using the 32-bit .exe (the new win2k8R2 server is 64-bit) or do i have any other options?