You try to run ADPREP.EXE from the Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 installation media, but this is unsuccessful, and you receive one of the following error messages:
Error message 1
Error message 2
The problem can occur for either of the following reasons:
- The administrator did not run a version of ADPREP that was compatible with the processor architecture (x86 or x64) of the Windows operating system that owned the schema or the infrastructure FSMO roles
- The Windows Server installation media did not include a version of ADPREP that was compatible with the processor architecture of the current and potential FSMO role holders. You frequently encounter this error when you try to add 64-bit Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controllers to existing Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 R2 domains. This is because the Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 installation media only includes a 64-bit version of ADPREP, and this version is incompatible with the x86 FSMOs that exist in many Active Directory forests.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
|File name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
|409.csv||Not applicable||78,100||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Dcpromo.csv||Not applicable||1,773,688||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch14.ldf||Not applicable||52,190||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch15.ldf||Not applicable||27,939||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch16.ldf||Not applicable||10,072||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch17.ldf||Not applicable||5,715||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch18.ldf||Not applicable||15,789||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch19.ldf||Not applicable||4,744||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch20.ldf||Not applicable||5,658||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch21.ldf||Not applicable||3,650||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch22.ldf||Not applicable||7,776||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch23.ldf||Not applicable||1,884||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch24.ldf||Not applicable||3,456||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch25.ldf||Not applicable||26,842||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch26.ldf||Not applicable||7,701||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch27.ldf||Not applicable||28,186||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch28.ldf||Not applicable||1,711||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch29.ldf||Not applicable||1,456||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch30.ldf||Not applicable||7,054||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Sch31.ldf||Not applicable||70,661||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
|Schema.ini||Not applicable||179,440||02-Jun-2006||11:10||Not applicable|
Article ID: 919151 - Last Review: Oct 9, 2011 - Revision: 1