[ExchangeList] Re: Exchange 2003 server in windows 200 domain

  • From: "Luke Beamer" <luke.beamer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:45:38 -0700


I belive you still need to upgrade your DC (2000) to 2003 first then You can
promote your New boxes to DC and transfer the Roles From the Old DCs to the
New ones. After you complete this you Can decommission the old boxes. 


Luke Beamer

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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Byron (Yahoo)
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 11:38 AM
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Subject: [ExchangeList] Exchange 2003 server in windows 200 domain



Exchange 2003 (member server) in windows 2000 domain.   2 windows 200 DCs.
Running for about 1 year with exchange 2003.


now we want to upgrade the domain to windows 2003 and add a new windows 2003
DC (but not upgrade the older windows 200o DC OSs to windows 2003 -   we
want to retire them).


We've run the follwing on the 2000 DC housing the Schema master and
infrastructure.  both completed successfully


- adprep /forestprep

- adprep /domainprep


- allowed Replication (it's been two days)


Still getting this error when running dcpromo on our new windows 2003 server
, when tryign to add it as a DC to the oriignal 2000 AD.  Any thoughts on
why we're still gettign this?



"The operation failed because:

The active directory installation wizard cannot continue because the frst is
not prepared for installing windows 2003 .....


"The version of active directory schema of the source forest is not
compatible with the version of AD on this computer"


thanks for any pointers. byron

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