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    Locations will be specified by (A) (B) and so on.

    Existing W2K3 Schema Master server (A)
    Existing W2K3 standard server: (B)
    Existing W2K3 Standard server: Backup (B)

    Preparing W2K3 Standard server: (B)

    I've setup this server and it's ready to go minus AD being installed.

    FYI:
    I ran adprep /forestprep on the Schema Master. (A)
    I ran adprep /domainprep on the Preparing Standard server (B)
    Forgot to run adprep /domainprep on Existing standard server (B) <did I screw up here?

    After the first attempt at installing AD on the Preparing Server, it seemed to be going good but then got an error which boggles me. I can't remember exactly what it said, but something like, "the domain controller 01-02-03.mydomain.com does not have the specified file"

    Two questions:

    1. Should I run DCPROMO on the preparing?

    2. When I get to the box that states Username, Password, and domain, what part of the full DNS do I put there, or do I put all of it. 01-02-03.mydomain.com? Plus, am I right at putting the full DNS name in the second box after clicking next? 01-02-03.mydomain.com?

    TIA

  • #2
    Re: Adding New DC to domain

    You do not need to run Addprep /forrestprep and Addprep /domainprep when you add a new domain controller to the domain. Infact you only need to run this if you have a Windows 2000 domain/forest and you you want to add your first 2003 DC to this domain/forest.

    http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_adprep.htm
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    • #3
      Re: Adding New DC to domain

      Yeah I just recently read that. So would DCpromo be a good way, or is there another way to add this DC to the domain?

      Also, if I ran the AD wizard I am not totally sure what to put in the first box that comes up asking for Username, Password, and Domain. I understand the username and password part, but for domain I am not totally sure.

      Example; 01-02-03.mydomain.com (do I put all or just part of this in this first box?

      Next box asks for full DNS domain. (I figure that would be 01-02-03.mydomain.com)

      Is that correct?

      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Adding New DC to domain

        To make a server a DC run DCPROMO or use the server manager (GUI).
        I prefer DCPROMO.

        I guess the first box would be the active directory restore account. A dc does not cotain local accounts, so if AD would get corrupt, you would be unable to log in and fix/restore your server as AD is unavailable and local accounts do not exist.
        So there is an active directory restore account. The setup is asking you for an username and password.
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        • #5
          Re: Adding New DC to domain

          Here is the error I am getting after running DCPROMO.

          The operation failed because:

          This Active Directory installation requires domain configuration changes, but whether these changes have been made on the domain controller "controller.dc1.domain.com" is undetermined. The installation process has quit.

          "The system cannot find the file specified"

          Any ideas?

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          • #6
            Re: Adding New DC to domain

            I think it should work for you.......

            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941757

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