Solved

Adprep Question

Posted on 2012-04-05
3
327 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-05
Hello,

I know this will be a very elementary question, but I just wanted to run it by the experts to make sure I'm not missing anything.

I finished testing on my test domain for adding 2008R2 servers to my 03 domain.  In that test I had servers that had DVD roms, so I could do the adprep on the 03 DC no problem.  In my production environment, my 03 servers do NOT have DVD roms.  What I have done so far is copied the 08R2 disk contents to a folder on the D drive of my 03 DC that holds all of the FSMO roles.  Can I just do the adprep from that directory on the D drive or do I have to run it from the DVD?  

I'm pretty sure I can run it from the D drive, but just watned to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
0
Comment
Question by:lbtoadmin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Spartan_1337
ID: 37812579
You could just share the DVD drive of the 08 servers and run it from there. It will work just fine that way.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Geodash earned 500 total points
ID: 37812618
Copy the folder containing ADPrep to your server, and run it from there. It will be much faster than sharing the DVD. It can be ran from any folder and does not have to be run from the DVD, and can be ran from any local or networked location to the DC
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Anuroopsundd
ID: 37812625
just copy the folder to the server HDD and run the command locally.
0

Featured Post

Business Impact of IT Communications

What are the business impacts of how well businesses communicate during an IT incident? Targeting, speed, and transparency all matter. Find out more in this infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question