Manual Schema Upgrade for Windows Server 2012/Windows Server 2012 R2

Manual Schema Upgrade for Windows Server 2012/Windows Server 2012 R2



Manual Schema upgrade with ADPREP is no more required for Windows 2012. That is integrated with 2012 DC promotion. However If you want to do it manually follow the below steps.

Why you need to update schema manually? If you dont require the 2012 DC but you need schema version 56.
My current LAB Dc is 2008 R2(64 Bit) where I have updated the schema  for 2012. 

No 32bit any more ;2012 is supported only 64 bit. Same process for Windows Server 2012 R2.

ForestPrep

adprep path is <Media Drive:>\support\adprep\adprep.exe  

D: is media drive at the below example. See the below example for 2012 Schema upgrade 

D:\support>cd adprep 

D:\support\adprep>adprep /forestprep 

ADPREP WARNING: 

Before running adprep, all Windows Active Directory Domain Controllers in the forest must run Windows Server 2003 or later. 

You are about to upgrade the schema for the Active Directory forest named 'conto

so.com', using the Active Directory domain controller (schema master) 'WIN-DGQ60

HD086Q.contoso.com'.

This operation cannot be reversed after it completes. 

[User Action]

If all domain controllers in the forest run Windows Server 2003 or later and you

 want to upgrade the schema, confirm by typing 'C' and then press ENTER to conti

nue. Otherwise, type any other key and press ENTER to quit. 

Current Schema Version is 47 

Upgrading schema to version 56 

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch48.ldf"

Loading entries.......................................

38 entries modified successfully. 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch49.ldf"

Loading entries.................................................

86 entries modified successfully. 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch50.ldf"

Loading entries..................................

119 entries modified successfully. 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch51.ldf"

Loading entries..........................

144 entries modified successfully.

 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch52.ldf"

Loading entries..................................

177 entries modified successfully.

 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch53.ldf"

Loading entries...

179 entries modified successfully.

 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch54.ldf"

Loading entries....

182 entries modified successfully.

 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch55.ldf"

Loading entries....

185 entries modified successfully.

 

The command has completed successfully

Verifying file signature

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\sch56.ldf"

Loading entries....

188 entries modified successfully.

 

The command has completed successfully

Connecting to "WIN-DGQ60HD086Q.contoso.com"

Logging in as current user using SSPI

Importing directory from file "D:\support\adprep\PAS.ldf"

Loading entries..............

201 entries modified successfully.

 

The command has completed successfully

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Adprep successfully updated the forest-wide information.

See the below snaps.




DomainPrep

D:\support\adprep>adprep /domainprep



How to find the Schema version

C:\>schupgr

Schema Version

Version    Windows Server Version
 13            Windows 2000 Server
 30            Windows Server 2003
 31            Windows Server 2003 R2
 44            Windows Server 2008
 47            Windows Server 2008 R2
 56            Windows Server 2012
 69            Windows Server 2012 R2
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Adprep in Windows Server 2012-By Justin Hall MSFT

 

Verify ForestPrep, Domainprep & Rodcprep result


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/23219.verify-forestprep-domainprep-rodcprep-result.aspx

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