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  • How do i know if ADPREP /forestprep & /domainprep worked

    Hi all

    We are upgrading our DC's to Windows 2003 Server from 2000. I have followed the intructions on Daniels main site (although i didn't wait that long between /forestprep and /domainprep).

    I want to know how i can check if it has all been successful. We have two DC's and would like to know if both are ready to be upgraded?

    Thanks

    Chris
    Server 2000 MCP
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  • #2
    adprep /forestprep on success creates a container in Config partition. Check if the following exists:
    CN=Windows2003Update,CN=ForestUpdates,CN=Configura tion,DC=company,DC=com

    You can also look at the logs adprep produces, at:
    %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Debug\Adprep\Logs
    Guy Teverovsky
    "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by guyt
      adprep /forestprep on success creates a container in Config partition. Check if the following exists:
      CN=Windows2003Update,CN=ForestUpdates,CN=Configura tion,DC=company,DC=com
      Sorry to sound dumb but how do i check that one?
      Server 2000 MCP
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      • #4
        Is this it:

        wilberforce.local/System/DomainUpdates/Windows2003Update

        ?

        Did a search in AD for Container strating with windows2003
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        • #5
          adsiedit or
          Code:
          dsquery * cn=configuration,dc=company,dc=com -filter "distinguishedName=CN=Windows2003Update,CN=ForestUpdates,CN=Configuration,DC=company,dc=com" -attr *
          (replace "dc=company,dc=com" with the ame of your AD)
          Guy Teverovsky
          "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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          • #6
            I was worried i did /domainprep too quickly but this from microsoft should make it impossible to do domainprep too quickly:

            You must wait for the changes made by adprep /forestprep to replicate from the schema master to the infrastructure masters before running adprep /domainprep. If you try to run adprep /domainprep on an infrastructure master before the adprep /forestprep changes have replicated, you will receive notification that the forest preparation has not finished.
            Would i be right?

            http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...7baa73419.mspx
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            • #7
              Does this look ok then? (Both domain controllers showing)
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              • #8
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