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How to Add Windows 2008 Domain Controller. Upgrading Active Directory Domain to Windows Server 2008 AD DS Domain

Windows Server 2008 introduces many improvements, and new features in the Active Directory infrastructure. Some of the most important features are:
– Flexible Password Policies
– Active Directory Auditing
– Read Only Domain Controllers RODC
In series of screencasts, we will demonstrate in a Step-by-Step fashion these new features.

In the following screencast, we demonstrate an upgrade of Windows 2003 Domain, by adding a new Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller:

How to Add Windows 2008 Domain Controller

Dean

3 comments

  1. Your demo is using a 2003 64-bit DC but my current domain controller is 2003 32-bit. Will this procedure also work if I wanted to add a new 2008R2 server, which is 64-bit?

  2. Yes, but you need to use the 32 bit version of ADPREP – Adprep32.exe. It is located on the Windows 2008 R2 disk under:

    D:\sources\adprep\Adprep32.exe

    Dean

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