Windows Server Std 2003 R2 Add to Windows Server 2000 DC with AD

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How can I promote my new Win Server 2003 a new Domain Controller and replicate the existing Active Directory of Windows Server 2000
ASKED: May 8, 2008  8:56 AM
UPDATED: May 14, 2008  6:58 AM

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Hi,

Ensure the existing 2000 DC with SP4
Add the 2003 server to the 2000 domain as a member server
Copy I386 folder from 2003 server CD to 2000 server
run (from that i386 folder) adprep /forestprep ( on the server which holding schema operations master ) and adprep /domainprep ( on the server which holding infrastructure master )
run DCPromo on the 2003 server to promote to DC

But check your 2000 AD with netdiag.exe, dcdiag.exe, and replmon.exe (all from the Support Tools) before you start. Unless you get an error free result from dcdiag as well as netdiag, you basically don’t need to bother with the upgrade.

for your refernence giving you the usefull links below.

HOW TO: Use the Network Diagnostics Tool (Netdiag.exe) in Windows 2000

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321708

Do not install the Support Tools from your installation CD, some tools were updates by the Service Packs. Here’s the current version:
Windows 2000 SP4 Support Tools

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/SP4/supporttools.asp

Cure netdiag or dcdiag errors with those:
10 DNS Errors That Will Kill Your Network

http://www.mstraining.com/misc/10_dns_errors_that_will_kill_you.htm

Frequently Asked Questions About Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003 DNS

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291382

Best practices for DNS client settings in Windows 2000 Server and in Windows Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=825036

Uninstall the Support Tools before upgrading; here’s the 2003 SP1 version for after the upgrade:
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 32-bit Support Tools

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6ec50b78-8be1-4e81-b3be-4e7ac4f0912d&displaylang=en

Cannot Promote a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller into a Windows 2000 Forest

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=278875

Windows Server 2003 Help Files Contain Incorrect Information About How to Update a Windows 2000 Domain

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=821076

Operations That Are Performed by the Adprep.exe Utility When You Add a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller to a Windows 2000 Domain or Forest

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=309628

Hotfixes to Install on Windows 2000 Domain Controllers Before Running Adprep /Forestprep

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=331161

Windows Server 2003 adprep /forestprep Command Causes Mangled Attributes in Windows 2000 Forests That Contain Exchange 2000 Servers

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314649

Support WebCast: Microsoft Windows Server 2003: Upgrading Windows 2000 Domains to Windows Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=812954

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deployguide/en-us/

Designing and Deploying Directory and Security Services
Upgrading Windows 2000 Domains to Windows Server 2003 Domains

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deployguide/en-us/DSSBF_UPWN_OVERVIEW.asp

All the best…

Thanks
Vlvpk

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    [...] Taringa! - Inteligencia Colectiva. wrote an interesting post today on Windows Server Std 2003 R2 Add to Windows Server 2000 DC with ADHere’s a quick excerptNew Question Created… [...]
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    Yes my existing DC Win2K Server has SP4 and Install my new Win2K3 server as a member. Also run the adprep command both forest and domain on my DC 2K was successfully. But when I run dcpromo on Win2K3 server it was failed .. the forest is note prepared for installing win serve 2003. The version of the AD schema of the source forest is note compatible. Do I miss something? Thanks.
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    Wht is the Forest and Domain Functional Level?
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  • Vlvpk
    Hi, Is that any errors u got while doing Forest and Domain Prep.. Can u give those details... Check in event viewr for any errors related to this...
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    HI, Pls find the below links which will help u to resolve this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278875 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917385 If u have more than one DC make sure that the Schema modifications replicated to the remaining DC's, Before going to DCPROMO on win2003. Thx Vlvpk
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