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    Windows 2008 AD Controller migration into 2003 domain

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    by rafal ·

    We have several Win 2003 servers and recently purchased a Win 2008 machine, and are looking to migrate it into the 2003 domain forest.
    From what I have read on other sites and forums we need to run adprep /forestprep and adprep /domainprep before dcpromo.

    I’d be gratefull for any tips before I go ahead with the process.

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    • #2457589

      Check this

      by bmshridhar ·

      In reply to Windows 2008 AD Controller migration into 2003 domain

      Before doing this first check whether you can upgrade to 2008 by running winnt32/checkupgradeonly.Then if you find any securtiy threat solve that .Then start updrade

      • #2457576

        Negative

        by rafal ·

        In reply to Check this

        We are not planning an upgrade, all we want to do is add a 2008 Server to the 2003 Server farm.

        • #2457556

          Not having personally done this yet…

          by jmgarvin ·

          In reply to Negative

          I can say that what you are saying sounds like what others on my team have done.

          However, it’s not seamless and it apparently is prone to all kinds of problem initially (IIRC there is a forest trust issue of some sort).

          However, once you get it integrated, it’s pretty tight.

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