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    [Server 2012R2 / 2016] Do i need to use adprep or not?

    by hans_hard ·


    Hi, this is my first post.

    I plan to upgrade a network with multiple windows server 2012R2 to windows server 2016 like this:

    First I add 2016 servers (which will then be at the 2012R2 AD level) and move functions to them.

    I make some of the 2016 servers to DC (still 2012R2 level).

    I’m demoting and phasing out 2012R2 servers that no longer have any functionality.

    When all 2012R2 servers are disconnected, I raise the AD level to 2016.

    My question is: Now that I’m going to install my first 2016 server and make it to DC, do I need to run “adprep” on it? If so, how?

    Exactly what does “adprep” fill for function? What does it do?

    Grateful for all the answers.

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