Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Upgrading 32 bit DCs to 2008 R2?

Posted on 2014-04-01
4
Medium Priority
?
270 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-01
Hello experts,

I have a question and I think I know the answer but wanted to make sure.

We currently have a domain that is at a Forest Level of 2003 but all domain controllers are 2008 32 bit.  (ugh).

I need  to upgrade the domain to 2008 R2.  I cannot prep the forest from a 32 bit domain controller and need to do it from a DC.  We do not have a 64bit DC.  Do I need to add one just to prep the forest?

My plan was to prep the forest, I have 3 R2 servers I want to upgrade to DC's and transfer services and roles over but I'm stuck at the very beginning and glad I am finding out now in my test lab.

Thank you,

Karen
0
Comment
Question by:klsphotos
[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
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 59

Assisted Solution

by:Cliff Galiher
Cliff Galiher earned 1000 total points
ID: 39969667
Of course you can prep the forest and domain on a 32-bit DC. Using the 2008 R2 media, run adprep32.exe instead of adprep.exe. As the name implies, it is meant to run on 32-bit OSes and will do the schema changes just fine.
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Kline earned 1000 total points
ID: 39969665
You can prep and have to from your current schema master.  Use adprep32 from the 2008 R2 media and you should be fine.

Thanks

Mike
0
 

Author Comment

by:klsphotos
ID: 39969708
I looked and didn't see a adprep32 just adprep? I will look again.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:klsphotos
ID: 39970139
Thank you, sorry my bad.  They are vm's and I had the 2012 iso connected.  I have completed this successfully now.  Thank you for your help.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Compliance and data security require steps be taken to prevent unauthorized users from copying data.  Here's one method to prevent data theft via USB drives (and writable optical media).
A bad practice commonly found during an account life cycle is to set its password to an initial, insecure password. The Password Reset Tool was developed to make the password reset process easier and more secure.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…
Suggested Courses

609 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