migrating from a Windows 2003 domain to 2008.

I@m working on a massive project at the moment at home. I’m upgrading my physical inferstructure to a virtual one. I know! people are reading this saying, he’s got enough computers at home to call it an inferstructure? He’s either crazy for having that many computers or he’s delusional.

Lets go with delusional shall we?

Anyway. I’m not going to document everything. But, what I will do is give you a few of the highlights as I find them.

The first is that on a number of sites, it says to run adprep /forestPrep on the domain controler to get the old C ready for the migratin. Now, there are two things to watch out for here. /forestPrep is case sensitive. the P in Pre has to be upper case. If not, it will not work.

Also, the ADPREP command must be run from the adprep on the Windows 2008 CD.

Finally, the Windows 2008 wizzard for setting up the domain controler says that it is on the installation media under a folder called support. This is not correct. it’s in sourcesadprep.

There are a few other commands to run also. Here’s a list.

adprep.exe /forestprep
adprep.exe /domainprep
adprep.exe /domainprep /gpprep