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    adprep /forestprep and /domainprep

    Just about to setup a 2008R2 server. currently have 1 2003 DC to be removed.

    On my old 2003 server I copy the \support\adprep folder from the dvd to the server.

    Q1. do I run adprep.exe or adprep32.exe?

    Then I adprep.exe /forestprep
    Then I adprep.exe /domainprep

    Q2. do I need to run adprep.exe /domainprep /gpprep or is this just for multi DC environment?

    Any other advice

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    if your old server is 32 bit then adprep32 if its 64 the adprep

    ive alwatys run it with the gpprep switch as well

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    if it's a 32-bit server then run adprep32, if it's 64 bit run adprep

    q2, yes run it

    I would also run /rodcprep just to stop the whinging in 2008 R2 server manager

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    Does it make a difference which order I do these in?

    adprep32.exe /forestprep
    adprep32.exe /domainprep
    adprep32.exe /domainprep /gpprep
    adprep32.exe /rodcprep just to stop the

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    order does make a diff (you can just do adprep32.exe /domainprep /gpprep dont need to do it twice) i think thats the right order but it will say if its not

    peronally i wouldnt bother with rodcprep im never going to have a rodc i will just click naff off to the message

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    (you can just do adprep32.exe /domainprep /gpprep
    So
    adprep32.exe /forestprep
    then
    adprep32.exe /domainprep /gpprep

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    So
    adprep32.exe /forestprep
    then
    adprep32.exe /domainprep /gpprep
    sounds about right

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    All done.

    /domainprep /gpprep took about a second. Is that normal?

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    yup its pretty quick

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    *BUMP*

    Is it ok to run adprep on your 2003 DC during the day when school is busy, or does this have to be done when the network is quiet i.e. Half Term?

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    yes its absolutely fine to do this during the day.

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    Aye, did it during the day here (although I waited for ten minutes into a lesson once logins were all done) and it was fine.

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    Instead of 2008R2, what if 2003 R2 (64bit) adding, what are the steps to be taken ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boolyn View Post
    Instead of 2008R2, what if 2003 R2 (64bit) adding, what are the steps to be taken ?
    youre adding a 2003r2 server to a 2003 r2 2 domain just run adprep

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    No.. I'm going to add 2003r2/64 to 2003/32 2 domains... thanks

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