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    Server 2008 R2 Adprep Problem

    Hi,

    I am trying to run AD prep on my exisitng Server 2008 32bit DC. I have attached what happens when i try to do this.

    I am using the adprep32.exe program.

    Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

    Thanks
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    Where did you get adprep from?

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    The Server 2008 R2 DVD

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    ADPrep by default is 64bit, looks like your using a 32bit one which means you need to use the other version which has 32 appended to the end of it. Full details are in the Technet Guide on it as you would expect

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    John...

    look at my original post, i am using that i am using adprep32.exe

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    take a look at the commands under the 64 bit error messages.

    I have run commands using adprep32.exe and nothing happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to run AD prep on my exisitng Server 2008 32bit DC. I have attached what happens when i try to do this.

    I am using the adprep32.exe program.

    Any thoughts as to why this is happening?

    Thanks
    So you're running an AD domain at 2003 level, with a 2008 DC? Have you got a 2003 DC too? If so, try running adprep on the 2003 DC.

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    No all domain controllers are Server 2008 32 bit the domain and forest level is server 2008

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    What do you get if you run adprep32 without switches or with '/?'?

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    Its in the screenshot on the first post

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    First screenshot shows forestprep, domainprep and gpprep, but no '/?'

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    Sorry didnt look at your post properly

    Wehn i do that it just goes back to, nothing at all happens

    c:\

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    Hang on, are your DC's 32bit?
    Isn't R2 64bit only? If your DCs are currently 32bit then they wont be able to upgrade to R2 without a complete wipe and re-install!

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    The new 2008 R2 x64 DCs will be on brand new hardware.

    I am trying to run this on the old 2008 32 bit DC's

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    Ah right fair enough...
    I notice ADprep32.exe is being run from C:\ , did you copy all the files in the adprep directory there as well?

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