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

  • From: "Byron \(Yahoo\)" <snail945@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:15:28 -0700

thanks lunke. that was what i originally thought as well, but a read from the 
following leads me to think otherwise and am not 100% sure:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=325379

see section below, from articke, last paragraph (green font) .....

perhaps i misinterpreted the meaning?

<snip>

Overview: Upgrading Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003
The Windows Server 2003 adprep command that you run from the \I386 folder of 
the Windows Server 2003 media prepares a Windows 2000 forest and its domains 
for the addition of Windows Server 2003 domain controllers. The Windows Server 
2003 adprep /forestprep command adds the following features: 
      . Improved default security descriptors for object classes  
      . New user and group attributes  
      . New Schema objects and attributes like inetOrgPerson 

The adprep utility supports two command-line arguments: 
adprep /forestprep: Runs forest upgrade operations.
adprep /domainprep: Runs domain upgrade operations. 
The adprep /forestprep command is a one-time operation performed on the schema 
operation master (FSMO) of the forest. The forestprep operation must complete 
and replicate to the infrastructure master of each domain before you can run 
adprep /domainprep in that domain. 

The adprep /domainprep command is a one-time operation that you run on the 
infrastructure operations master domain controller of each domain in the forest 
that will host new or upgraded Windows Server 2003 domain controllers. The 
adprep /domainprep command verifies that the changes from forestprep have 
replicated in the domain partition and then makes its own changes to the domain 
partition and group policies in the Sysvol share.

You cannot perform either of the following actions unless the /forestprep and 
the /domainprep operations have completed and replicated to all the domain 
controllers in that domain: 
      . Upgrade the Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003 
domain controllers by using Winnt32.exe.

      Note: You can upgrade the Windows 2000 member servers and computers to 
Windows Server 2003 member computers whenever you want. 
      . Promote new Windows Server 2003 domain controllers into the domain by 
using Dcpromo.exe.  

The domain that hosts the schema operations master is the only domain where you 
must run both adprep /forestprep and adprep /domainprep. In all other domains, 
you only have to run adprep /domainprep. 

The adprep /forestprep and the adprep /domainprep commands do not add 
attributes to the global catalog partial attribute set or cause a full 
synchronization of the global catalog. The RTM version of adprep /domainprep 
does cause a full sync of the \Policies folder in the Sysvol tree. Even if you 
run forestprep and domainprep several times, completed operations are performed 
only one time. 

After the changes from adprep /forestprep and adprep /domainprep completely 
replicate, you can upgrade the Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows 
Server 2003 by running Winnt32.exe from the \I386 folder of the Windows Server 
2003 media. Also, you can add new Windows Server 2003 domain controllers to the 
domain by using Dcpromo.exe.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Luke Beamer 
  To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 11:45 AM
  Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange 2003 server in windows 200 domain


  Byron,

  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

  I. S. Manager San Diego

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

   

  Background:

  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?

   

  Error:

  "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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