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jone server to domin before dcpromo?

Hello and Thank you for your time.

I'm in the proccess of adding a 2008 server to 2003 domain.

I run dcpromo and it errors out at the point when it's about to connect to existing DC to copy the globac catalog.

do i need to add server to domain and add DNS role beore running DCPromo?

Thank you.
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Here are the instructions from microsoft on how to add a 2008 domain controller to a 2003 domain / forest.

Darius GhassemCommented:
First you need to run adprep to prep the domain for a Windows 2008 Server.

Make sure it is pointing to existing DCs for DNS in TCP\IP properties

You need to join the server to the domain.

Here is a full detailed guide on this process


Read this as well

It's never been necessary to join a server to a domain before promoting it, but doing so will tell you whether it's got basic connectivity, name resolution, and all that good stuff.

What is the specific error message that you get when trying to join the server to the domain?
CMITStamfordAuthor Commented:
thank you

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