How to Verify forest prep and domain prep

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Jamie Voto, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Jamie Voto

    Jamie Voto Guest

    I am new to a company that is preparing to upgrade a
    win2000 domain to a win2003 domain. I am told that the
    forestprep and domain prep from win2k3 have been run, but
    I want to verify this is correct before I install my
    first win2k3 DC.

    Is there a quick way to verify that the the domain and
    forest prep have been completed and the domain is ready
    for a 2k3 DC?
    Jamie Voto, Jul 9, 2004
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  2. It will tell you when you try to install the Win2k3 box and run dcpromo on
    it whether the AD Schema is ready for Win2k3. There's probably another way
    but I know it won't let you dcpromo the Win2k3 box w/o it being run before
    Scott Harding - MS MVP, Jul 9, 2004
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  3. Jamie Voto

    Jamie Voto Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I was actually messing around in
    ADSI edit(not really messing) and I found the
    2003upgrade sections for both the forest an the domain.
    So I think I'm good.

    Can anyone verify the 2 2003 upgrade keys in ADSI edit
    means I'm all set?
    Jamie Voto, Jul 9, 2004
  4. Hi Jamie,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Yes, if you did not get any error when run adprep command and found the
    Windows2003Update object in AD, the AD schema should be extended

    You can refer to the following article to verify that the adprep
    /forestprep and adprep /domainprep commands successfully

    How to Upgrade Windows 2000 Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2003

    Have a nice day!

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 12, 2004
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