Adding 2003 server Backup Domain Controller to 2000 Domain


G

Guest

I am trying to add a 2003 server with active directory to serve as a backup
domain controller to a 2000 Domain. When trying to add AD on the 2003 server,
I get an error that the forest is not prepared and to use the Adprep
command-line tool to prepare both the forest and the domain. Taking into
consideration that on the current 2000 server PDC has Exchange server 2000
installed, what are the proper steps in order to successfully complete this
task?
 
Ad

Advertisements

G

Guest

Does the 2000 PDC need to be disconnected from the network (unplug network
cable) prior to doing adprep?
 
M

Meinolf Weber

Hello Leo,

No reason for this. And since windows 2000 there is no longer a PDC/BDC concept
like in NT4. All DC's are the same, the difference are the 5 FSMO roles.
Be sure that you run the adprep command is run on the schema master with
an account that is member of the schema admins.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
 
G

Guest

Great.

Also, is there a way to check if the Exchange 2000 schema changes were
installed before running the adprep command?

Thanks,
 
M

Meinolf Weber

Hello Leo,

In scenario 2 4 you can verify with adsiedit the attributes.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
 
Ad

Advertisements

Ad

Advertisements

A

Ace Fekay [MVP]

In
Leo said:
Great.

Also, is there a way to check if the Exchange 2000 schema changes were
installed before running the adprep command?

Thanks,

In addition, you will want to move the FSMO roles over to the 2003 server,
including making it a GC due to the changes in the schema and other new
features that a 2003 adprep introduces that 2000 cannot directly support.

Ace
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top