Got an odd problem which has me stumped.
We're trying to add a windows 2008 R2 server to an existing forest. What we have is something like this:
which are all running win 2003 R2.
I want to add another domain, like madrid.mydomain.com, but using win 2008 R2. The DVD is spanish language but we've mui'd the install so it appears in english for the moment.
I've adprepped (forest and domain) the dc's on the root mydomain.com using the adprep which comes on the 2008 R2 dvd. (this is a dvd - I've seen a lot of references to using adprep from the second cd - there's only one)
The first oddity I saw was that Adprep doesn't display any initial text when executed on the existing win2003r2 DC for mydomain.com. If you press 'c', it proceeds to apply the AD modifications. I'd guess this has something to do with adprep being an mui spanish version copied across to an english language server... but odd never the less.
It applied the changes as is usual and using ldap I can see that the AD version is 47 - correct for 2008 R2.
However when I attempt to join the domain it still says I have to execute forestprep.
If I execute adprep/domainprep it does nothing - really nothing, it opens and closes and I get command prompt back. When I execute Adprep /forestprep it displays about 3 lines of dots each time I execute it, but no text messages.
Nothing changes in the ldap object version
SO.... in the absence of any other ideas, I tried using a copy of win2003 R2 temporarily as my DC for madrid. No problems it comes up and I now have a subdomain but using a temp server.
I get the same behaviour with this new win2003DC as I did with the other mydomain.com one:
- adprep doesn't display text when you type 'adprep /?'
- adprep /domainprep doesn't result in any messages
- adprep /forestprep displays about 3 lines of dots each time I execute it but no messages.
Servers have been rebooted - no effect. Functional level of AD is 2003. DNS is ok with all the usual structures for AD. netdiag, dcdiag, dnslint all return normal results.
Right now I'm lost for ideas. Any suggestions?