Forestprep for Server 2003


M

mec

Hello,
I have a Windows 2000 domain with Exchange 2000 running on DCs. I attempted
to run adprep /forestprep and got this error: There is a schema conflict
with Exchange 2000. It referred me to KB325379. Those changes have already
been made, so I kept searching, and found KB917682. I folowed it and
modified the Home-Sync-Service and Child-Sync-Agreements attributes from the
Exchange 2003 CD.

Here's my question. The instructions I have say to run ADPrep /Forestprep,
then ADPrep /DomainPrep from the 2003 server CD, then Setup /ForestPrep and
Setup DomainPrep from the Exchange 2003 CD. Since ADPrep won't run, is that
necessary? Do I need to run ADPrep /ForestPrep and DomainPrep or can I just
run Setup /ForestPrep followed by Setup/DomainPrep?

Thanks!
 
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Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]

Hello mec,

Your complete error message will be helpful.

The biggest problem i know, with upgrading the schema for 2003 when Exchange
2000 is running, is this:
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=314649

Also preparing the AD for 2003 with the adprep from 2003 is a different one
from the Exchange preparation.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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M

mec

Hi Meinolf,

Thanks for your reply. Here is the entire message:

Adprep was unable to extend the schema.
[Status/Consequence]
There is a schema conflict with Exchange 2000. The schema is not upgraded.
[User Action]
The schema conflict must be resolved before running adprep. Resolve the
schema conflict, allow the change to replicate between all replication
partners, and then run Adprep. For information on resolving the conflict,
see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q325379.

I've already made the changes that 314649 refers to.

I understand that the 2 adpreps are different; I was just asking if there is
a particular order that they should be run in.

Thanks!
 
F

Florian Frommherz [MVP]

Howdie!
Adprep was unable to extend the schema.
[Status/Consequence]
There is a schema conflict with Exchange 2000. The schema is not upgraded.
[User Action]
The schema conflict must be resolved before running adprep. Resolve the
schema conflict, allow the change to replicate between all replication
partners, and then run Adprep. For information on resolving the conflict,
see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q325379.

I've already made the changes that 314649 refers to.

KB314649? Have you check the suggestions that 325379 (as referenced in
the error message) has? Have you confirmed the changes have replicated?

Cheers,
Florian
--
Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
eMail: prename [at] frickelsoft [dot] net.
blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog.
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lab.
 
M

mec

Hi Florian,

Yes, I made the changes the 325379 suggest. They involve changing 2
attributes in a file so you can run setup /forestprep from the Exchange 2003
CD. My question is if I can run that before running Adprep /forestprep.

Thanks!

Florian Frommherz said:
Howdie!
Adprep was unable to extend the schema.
[Status/Consequence]
There is a schema conflict with Exchange 2000. The schema is not
upgraded.
[User Action]
The schema conflict must be resolved before running adprep. Resolve the
schema conflict, allow the change to replicate between all replication
partners, and then run Adprep. For information on resolving the conflict,
see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q325379.

I've already made the changes that 314649 refers to.

KB314649? Have you check the suggestions that 325379 (as referenced in the
error message) has? Have you confirmed the changes have replicated?

Cheers,
Florian
--
Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
eMail: prename [at] frickelsoft [dot] net.
blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog.
ANY advice you get on the Newsgroups should be tested thoroughly in your
lab.
 
M

Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]

Hello mec,

You can install Exchange 2003 also on 2000 server OS, therefore you don't
need to upgrade the 2000 AD schema with windows server 2003 schema.

But as Florian said, check replication between the DCs with "repadmin /showreps"
or replmon (GUI version), therefore install the support\tools\suptools.msi
from the 2000 installation disk. As the metnioned article Q325379 is more
detailed then the mangled attributes one, i strongly suggest to check again
all information in it.

Also i would check with dcdiag /v and netdiag /v the DCs.

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.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm

Hi Florian,

Yes, I made the changes the 325379 suggest. They involve changing 2
attributes in a file so you can run setup /forestprep from the
Exchange 2003 CD. My question is if I can run that before running
Adprep /forestprep.

Thanks!

Howdie!
Adprep was unable to extend the schema.
[Status/Consequence]
There is a schema conflict with Exchange 2000. The schema is not
upgraded.
[User Action]
The schema conflict must be resolved before running adprep. Resolve
the
schema conflict, allow the change to replicate between all
replication
partners, and then run Adprep. For information on resolving the
conflict,
see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q325379.
I've already made the changes that 314649 refers to.
KB314649? Have you check the suggestions that 325379 (as referenced
in the error message) has? Have you confirmed the changes have
replicated?

Cheers,
Florian
--
Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
eMail: prename [at] frickelsoft [dot] net.
blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog.
ANY advice you get on the Newsgroups should be tested thoroughly in
your
lab
 
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M

mec

Thanks Meinolf. We are upgrading our domain to 2003 also. I'll run the
checks you suggested.


Meinolf Weber said:
Hello mec,

You can install Exchange 2003 also on 2000 server OS, therefore you don't
need to upgrade the 2000 AD schema with windows server 2003 schema.

But as Florian said, check replication between the DCs with "repadmin
/showreps" or replmon (GUI version), therefore install the
support\tools\suptools.msi from the 2000 installation disk. As the
metnioned article Q325379 is more detailed then the mangled attributes
one, i strongly suggest to check again all information in it.

Also i would check with dcdiag /v and netdiag /v the DCs.

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.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
Hi Florian,

Yes, I made the changes the 325379 suggest. They involve changing 2
attributes in a file so you can run setup /forestprep from the
Exchange 2003 CD. My question is if I can run that before running
Adprep /forestprep.

Thanks!

Howdie!

mec schrieb:

Adprep was unable to extend the schema.
[Status/Consequence]
There is a schema conflict with Exchange 2000. The schema is not
upgraded.
[User Action]
The schema conflict must be resolved before running adprep. Resolve
the
schema conflict, allow the change to replicate between all
replication
partners, and then run Adprep. For information on resolving the
conflict,
see Microsoft Knowledge Base article Q325379.
I've already made the changes that 314649 refers to.

KB314649? Have you check the suggestions that 325379 (as referenced
in the error message) has? Have you confirmed the changes have
replicated?

Cheers,
Florian
--
Microsoft MVP - Group Policy
eMail: prename [at] frickelsoft [dot] net.
blog: http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog.
ANY advice you get on the Newsgroups should be tested thoroughly in
your
lab.
 

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