Windows Server 2003 R2 ADprep

An old friend of mine called me up today and asked ” Do you know where I can get ADPREP.EXE for Windows 2003?” I kind of made a funny face and was thinking ” do you mean Exchange 2003 ADPREP?” he said “no he needed ADPREP to go from Windows 2000 AD to Windows 2003 AD.” Wow he is working with some old stuff I am thinking to myself now. It must be a bummer to work with Government stuff that is ancient.

I did some looking around, according to Microsoft ADPREP.EXE was moved from the i386 folder to the second CD with Windows Server 2003 R2. I did not have Disc 2 and neither did my buddy. I looked all over the interwebs and I was not able to find the file online, so I asked friends who are better at keeping track of CD’s then me, if they had it. Mr XXX HugeXXXX Ely had the file for me right away; he always comes through when you need him.

As my rule goes, if a problem takes me more than 5 minutes to solve I post the answer. On that note here is a Zip file with ADPREP.EXE for Windows Server 2003 R2.

Have fun with it, and happy upgrading…


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