I just finished installing Win08-R2 and without losing much time, I have decided to blog about it. The very first thing needs to get done is some schema updates before introducing the R2 DC into existing environment. The updates need to run from another server and the adprep.exe is in the setup CD came with R2 installation CD as shown below. Assuming your CD room is D drive, fallow the below path to get started.
- D:\support\adprep>adprep32.exe /ForestPrep
- D:\support\adprep>adprep32.exe /DomainPrep
Before running adprep, all Windows 2000 Active Directory Domain Controllers in the forest should be upgraded to Windows 2
Importing directory from file "C:\Windows\system32\sch45.ldf"
Adprep successfully updated the forest-wide information.
Running domainprep ...
Adprep successfully updated the domain-wide information.
The new look of R2, is familiar to me from Windows 7, I am one of the beta tester and loving it so far. So with existing confident to Windows 7 , seeing same desktop and look giving me "Thumbs up" right away. Well behind new look, I am noticing fast new MCC called "Active Directory Administrative Center", dsac.exe, it looks very different and promising, I start liking it a lot right of the start. Finally we have much better interface to manage active directory.
If you have not had your hands dirty, I recommend doing it without losing time (-: with R2, I am sure it will surprise you a lot
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