adprep command to promot new domain controller

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  1. Johnslg

    Johnslg Guest

    I recently was given the task to manage a small network:
    2 domain controllers running Win 2003
    2 member servers running Win 2003
    Functional level = Win 2000 Mixed

    I added another Win 2003 server and tried to promote it to a domain
    controller because our second domain controller is also our SQL Server and it
    was easier to create a new domain controller on a spare computer than to move
    SQL Server to a new server.

    I am told that before I can promote the server I must run adprep for both
    the forest and domain.

    I don't know how we got two Win2003 domain controllers without adprep ever
    being run but that is beside the point.

    My question:
    I am not quite ready to raise the domain functional level - I'm not sure
    what legacy devices might require the current level. Will adprep just add
    the 2003 objects to my schema wihtout raising the functional leval?
     
    Johnslg, Aug 26, 2008
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  2. Hello Johnslg,

    To check the schema version run "schupgr" without the quotes on a command
    prompt. 13 will be 2000, 30 2003, 31 2003 R2, 44 2008. If you have a 2003
    R2 machine which you like to promote yuou have to run the adprep command
    from the second R2 disk.

    Adprep command will not raise the FFL/DFL, it just prepares the schema for
    the new objects delivered with the different versions of windows.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Aug 26, 2008
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  3. Johnslg

    Johnslg Guest

    Thank you!

    My schema is version 30 so I suppose I need to upgrade to 31. I'm wondering
    if SP2 was ever installed on my other servers.
     
    Johnslg, Aug 26, 2008
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  4. Johnslg

    Johnslg Guest

    On further investegation, my domain controller(s) have SP 2 installed. When
    I tried to run adprep on the forest root domain controller it appeared as if
    was the adprep program that would prepare the forest for Win2000 NOT Win2003.

    And my server has a cd drive and won't read my msdn DVD disk I am installing
    from.......
     
    Johnslg, Aug 26, 2008
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  5. Johnslg

    Johnslg Guest

    OK....I give up.....I made a CD from the disk 2 ISO file. I found adprep on
    the CD but I can't run it from the CD - the DOS window flashes by too fast to
    see why not......what's my next step?
     
    Johnslg, Aug 26, 2008
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  6. Johnslg

    Johnslg Guest

    Never mind.....figured it out.

    Thanks

     
    Johnslg, Aug 26, 2008
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  7. Johnslg

    Nick Kelley Guest

    I see you figured it out. Would you mind sharing. I'm having the exact same problem.



    Johnsl wrote:

    Re: adprep command to promot new domain controller
    26-Aug-08

    Never mind.....figured it out

    Thank

    :

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    adprep command to promot new domain controller
    I recently was given the task to manage a small network
    2 domain controllers running Win 200
    2 member servers running Win 200
    Functional level = Win 2000 Mixe

    I added another Win 2003 server and tried to promote it to a domain
    controller because our second domain controller is also our SQL Server and it
    was easier to create a new domain controller on a spare computer than to move
    SQL Server to a new server

    I am told that before I can promote the server I must run adprep for both
    the forest and domain

    I don't know how we got two Win2003 domain controllers without adprep ever
    being run but that is beside the point

    My question
    I am not quite ready to raise the domain functional level - I'm not sure
    what legacy devices might require the current level. Will adprep just add
    the 2003 objects to my schema wihtout raising the functional leval?

    Thank you!
    Thank you

    My schema is version 30 so I suppose I need to upgrade to 31. I am wonderin
    if SP2 was ever installed on my other servers

    :

    On further investegation, my domain controller(s) have SP 2 installed.
    On further investegation, my domain controller(s) have SP 2 installed. When
    I tried to run adprep on the forest root domain controller it appeared as if
    was the adprep program that would prepare the forest for Win2000 NOT Win2003

    And my server has a cd drive and won't read my msdn DVD disk I am installing
    from......

    :

    OK....I give up.....I made a CD from the disk 2 ISO file.
    OK....I give up.....I made a CD from the disk 2 ISO file. I found adprep on
    the CD but I can't run it from the CD - the DOS window flashes by too fast to
    see why not......what's my next step

    :

    Re: adprep command to promot new domain controller
    Never mind.....figured it out

    Thank

    :

    Hello Johnslg,To check the schema version run "schupgr" without the quotes on
    Hello Johnslg

    To check the schema version run "schupgr" without the quotes on a command
    prompt. 13 will be 2000, 30 2003, 31 2003 R2, 44 2008. If you have a 2003
    R2 machine which you like to promote yuou have to run the adprep command
    from the second R2 disk

    Adprep command will not raise the FFL/DFL, it just prepares the schema for
    the new objects delivered with the different versions of windows

    Best regard

    Meinolf Webe
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