Adding 2K3 Server with SP2 to existing 2K3 Active directory

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Gary D, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Gary D

    Gary D Guest

    I have 3 existing Windows 2003 servers ( All domain controllers).

    Server1 (DC) = 2003 Server SP1
    Terminal server (DC) = 2003 Server SP1
    Exchange server (DC) = 2003 Server (no service pack)

    I am adding a new 2K3 server with SP2 to the domain as a DC. Do I just need
    to run adprep /forestprep from the 2K3 SP2 CD to prepare the domain, or do I
    need to update the other servers to SP2. If possible I would like to leave
    SP2 off the existing servers.

    Thanks for any advice

    Gary D
     
    Gary D, Jun 15, 2007
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    Myweb Guest

    Hello Gary,

    With a service pack you don't have to run adprep. Only needed for R2.

    Best regards

    Myweb
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    Myweb, Jun 15, 2007
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  3. Gary D

    Gary D Guest

    Sorry Myweb, the server being added is an R2 server 2003.

    Thanks

    Gary D
     
    Gary D, Jun 19, 2007
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    RichardW Guest

    Basically what you're asking if your DC's can run in a mixed SP1/SP2
    environment ?
    This way you can migrate to SP2 over time.

    That's exactly what I'd also like to know.

    Sorry to hijack your post ;)

    Greetings
    Richard
     
    RichardW, Jun 19, 2007
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  5. Gary D

    Myweb Guest

    Hello Gary,

    The adprep has to be run on your schema master and with an account that is
    member of the schema admins. It will prepare the domain not only one DC.

    Best regards

    Myweb
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    Myweb, Jun 22, 2007
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