Adding a 2003 Domain Controller to a 2000 Domain

KB ID 0000256 Dtd 25/05/10

Problem

If you have an existing Windows Server 2000 domain, and you would like to add a Windows Server 2003 Domain controller, there's a few extra hoops to jump through.

Solution

Before you start, make sure all your domain controllers are at AT LEAST Service pack 2, though there's no reason not to be at Service Pack 4.

If you are running Exchange 2000 READ THIS first!

1. If you do not already know which server is your Schema Master (If you only have one its a safe bet) then locate your Schema Master.

Note: On a 2000 server you can only run netdom if you have installed the support tools, from the Windows 2000 Server CD, its in the support folder.

install support tools

Locate your Schema Master Servers, Start > Programs > Windows 2000 Support Tools > Tools > Command Prompt.

netdom query /domain:YOURDOMAINNAME fsmo

locate fsmo

Note: this is a test network, so all my roles are on the same server - yours will probably be spread out more efficiently.

2. Put the Server 2003 Disk into your Schema Master's CD drive. (Note: It is DISK 2 that you require).

3. On the Schema Master server, Start > Run > cmd {enter}

4. Execute the following command, (Note: Your CD may have a different drive letter).

D:CMPNENTSR2ADPREPADPREP /FORESTPREP

forestprep

5. Read the warning, > press C > {Enter}.

prep domain

Now you need to prepare the domain.

1. Above you located your Schema Master with the,

"netdom query /domain:YOURDOMAINNAME fsmo"

command, do the same to locate your Infrastructure Master server and then put the Windows 2003 Server (DISK 2) in that server.

2. On the Infrastructure Master server, Start > Run > cmd {enter}

4. Execute the following command, (Note: Your CD may have a different drive letter).

D:CMPNENTSR2ADPREPADPREP /DOMAINPREP

domainprep

5. Then as directed (see above) issue the following command,

D:CMPNENTSR2ADPREPADPREP /DOMAINPREP /GPPREP
gpprep

6. If you have, a complex multi site environment, you now need to allow time for full domain replication before you proceed.

7. Now on your new 2003 domain controller you can run DCPROMO (Install DNS first!).

 

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