Migration to 2012

How do I upgrade the schema on Windows 2008 32bit before migrating to a new 2012 server. The 2012 adprep does not work on 2008 32bit.
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
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discoveranotherAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info, that is the exact error. So to confirm, just installing a 2012 server into the network runs through the process and adprep is not required ?

The reason I ask is because of this article:-

"So on Windows Server 2008 32bit you have to prepare the forest/domain with the new way remote from Windows Server 2012."

http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2012/07/27/upgrading-an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2008-or-windows-server-2008-r2-to-windows-server-2012.aspx

Which I assume is the same method.
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
Yes, basically the first 2012 server prepares the domain when you promote it. I think this means you can't forget to run ADprep.
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Rob StoneCommented:
ADPREP is integrated into the AD DS process on 2012 so you don't need to worry about it manually as in previous versions.
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
OK, I thought that since it a link to a MS support article that would be enough.
The article is called:

Adprep "not a valid Win32 application" error on Windows Server 2003, 64-bit version

And the ID is Article ID: 2743367
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Carol ChisholmCommented:
OK, I'll try and be better
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