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Migrating from Server 2003R2 to Server 2008R2

    Question

  • Error message: This installation disc is not compatible with this version of Windows.
    (its not problem with my dvd, because I´ve allready tried to install from another harddrive and get the same errror messsage)

    Here´s what Im doing:

    I´m trying to migrate Windows Server 2003R2 Enterprise to Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise.

    I´ve done the following:


    1. Verify the new server's TCP/IP configuration has been pointed to the current DNS server.
     
     
     2. Make the new server become a member server of the current Windows Server 2003 domain first.
     
     
     3. Upgrade the Windows Server 2003 forest schema to Windows Server 2008 schema with the "adprep /forestprep" command on old server.
     
     
    Run the "adprep.exe /forestprep" command from the Windows Server 2008R2 installation disk on the schema master. To do this, I´m insert the Windows Server 2008R2 installation disk, and then type the following command:

     
     Drive:\sources\ADPREP\adprep.exe /forestprep

    Then I´m get this error message:

    This installation disc is not compatible with this version of Windows

    Anyone?

    - Problem with 32-bit to 64-bit?
    -
    or that windows server 2008R2 installation disc is a Datacenter version and not a Enterprise version??

    I really appreciate answers

    :0)



    • Modifié Bit-101 mardi 22 novembre 2011 18:59
    mardi 22 novembre 2011 18:57

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  • For those who have the same problem:

    1) Dont press the A key as the wizard says

    2) Press the C key and everything works


    Isnt that obvious ;0)

    • Marqué comme réponse Bit-101 samedi 3 décembre 2011 09:24
    samedi 3 décembre 2011 09:24

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  • Hello,

     

    I think, your DC 2003 is x86, use adprep32.exe

    Short description:

    Windows Server 2008 R2 has 2x Adprep. Adprep32.exe for x86 systems and Adprep.exe for x64 systems.

     

    Regards

    mardi 22 novembre 2011 19:58
  • Oupps!

    -thanks!

    :0)

    mardi 22 novembre 2011 20:47
  • You are using wrong version of adprep.exe tool. Adprep.exe to be used on 64 bit OS only, you need to use adprep32.exe which is located inside the 2008 R2 media. For detailed instruction, you need to follow below article.

    Upgrade from Windows 2000/2003 to 2008/2008 R2 Domain Controllers

    http://awinish.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/upgrade-from-windows-2003-to-20082008-r2-domain-controllers/ 

     

    Regards


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    jeudi 24 novembre 2011 13:35
  • Hello,

    Follow this Microsoft Guide to upgrade to AD DS 2008 R2: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731188(WS.10).aspx

    If you are want to run adprep on a 32 bit OS then use adprep32 instead of adprep.

     


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    vendredi 25 novembre 2011 09:15
  • When I´m trying to execute Drive:\sources\ADPREP\adprep32.exe /forestprep (from 2008 R2 installation disc)

    I get the following error message:

    Adprep encountered a Win32 error.

    Error code: 0x4c7 Error message: The operation was canceled by the user ..

    On microsoft technet I´ve found this:

    "..The information in this guide also applies to Windows Server 2008 R2.
    If you want to perform an in-place upgrade of the existing domain
    controllers running Windows Server 2003 in the forest to Windows Server
    2008 R2, remember that Windows Server 2008 R2 is an x64-based operating
    system. If your server is running an x64-based version of Windows Server
    2003, you can successfully perform an in-place upgrade of this computer's
    operating system to Windows Server 2008 R2. If your server is running an
    x86-based version of Windows Server 2003, you cannot upgrade this computer
    to Windows Server 2008 R2."

    I thought adprep32.exe rsolved this problem??

    :0)

    samedi 26 novembre 2011 07:39
  • Hi,

     

    If your Windows Server 2003 is 32 bit, your command is right. Please insert the Windows 2008 R2 installation disc to the Windows Server 2003 which holds the holds the schema master and run the command again.

     

    If the problem continues, please open your C:\Windows\Debug\Adprep\Logs folder. There will be a separate file each time that you run ADPREP. At the bottom of the file, you will see what the problem is.

     

    For more information, please refer to:

     

    Troubleshooting ADPREP Errors

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2008/12/15/troubleshooting-adprep-errors.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    lundi 28 novembre 2011 06:11
  • That's exactly what I did. Please see my previous post.
    The error code is still "Error code: 0x4c7".

    :0)

    mardi 29 novembre 2011 13:55
  • For those who have the same problem:

    1) Dont press the A key as the wizard says

    2) Press the C key and everything works


    Isnt that obvious ;0)

    • Marqué comme réponse Bit-101 samedi 3 décembre 2011 09:24
    samedi 3 décembre 2011 09:24
  • Thanks, helped

    mardi 12 juin 2018 11:50