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  • Running adprep on 2003 DC

    Hello all.

    I am adding a Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller to our existing 2003 Domain. I know I have to run adprep, but was wondering if it would be safe to do that during regular business hours?

    Will or could this have have any potential negative impact to users during normal business hours, or is this something that should be run after hours?

    Thanks in advance all.

  • #2
    Re: Running adprep on 2003 DC

    It should not have an effect, and I have run it during regular hours without anyone complaining, but as always with these things, if you have the option to run it out of hours, do so.
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd

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    • #3
      Re: Running adprep on 2003 DC

      Thanks Ossian.


      • #4
        Re: Running adprep on 2003 DC

        Agree with Ossian's post. I have never experienced or heard of any real issues related to running ADPREP.

        However, with any change, proper change managment should always be implememented.

        Some of your change managment processes should inlcude:

        -Testing change in a lab
        -Implementing the change during an approved change window
        -Notifying key stakeholders that a change will take place
        -Have a good backup prior to the change
        -Have a back-out plan ready incase the change fails or impacts users.
        JM @ IT Training & Consulting