Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by mike, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. mike

    mike Guest

    I'm going to be adding a Windows 2003 server to my 2000
    domain. My 2000 server is currently running Exchange 5.5
    and SQL 7. Does Adprep or Forestprep have any negative
    effect on these programs and our there any words of wisdom
    about adding a 2003 server to my 2000 domain?

    Thank you
    mike, Jul 23, 2004
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  2. Mike-

    You only need to adprep if you're adding the 2k3 box as a domain controller.
    Just joining it as a member server, you do not need to adprep.

    You should be fine with adprep with those applications.

    Brian Desmond
    Windows Server MVP

    Brian Desmond [MVP], Jul 26, 2004
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  3. Hi Mike,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Brian is right. You do not need to run adprep tool if you just add the
    Windows 2003 as a member server.

    Please refer to the following article if the Windows 2003 server will be a
    domain controller.

    325379 How to Upgrade Windows 2000 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2003

    It will not affect the Exchange 5.5 and SQL 7.

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
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    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 26, 2004
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