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Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 From Windows Server 2003

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#1 naveed.karimi


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:10 AM

When i try to run adprep32.exe /forestprep i get this error message (Error code: 0x3a Error message: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation..)  i have also attached Log file.



We had two Domain Controllers

  • Primary domain controller - MS Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
  • Additional domain controller - MS Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

Our PDC OS was crashed and we have installed windows Server 2008 R2 on it now we want to make it PDC but get error while running adprep command.



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#2 JohnnyJammer


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:13 AM

Firstly join the server to the domain as a member, then install ldap and also gpo,dns,dhcp etc. Once that is done raise it to a domain controller.

After that seize the FSMO role.

Then execute (From Win8 server) netdom query fsmo in the commandline to make sure the new server is the fsmo holder and pdc

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