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Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-16

After Step 1: Prep Schema in the Deployment Wizard is completed, you need to manually verify that the schema partition has been replicated before you can proceed to forest preparation.

To use Setup to prepare the schema of the current forest

  1. Log on to a server in your forest as a member of the SchemaAdmins group and with Administrator rights on the Schema Master.

  2. From the Communications Server 2010 installation folder or media, run Setup.exe to start the Deployment wizard.

  3. Click Prepare Active Directory, and wait for the deployment state to be determined.

  4. At Step 1: Prep Schema, click Run.

  5. On the Prepare Schema page, click Next.

  6. On the Executing Commands page, look for Task status: Completed, and then click View Log.

  7. Under the Action column, expand Forest Prep, look for <Success> Execution Result at the end of each task to verify that forest preparation completed successfully, close the log, and then click Finish.

  8. Wait for Active Directory replication to complete or force replication.

  9. Manually verify that the schema changes replicated to all other domain controllers, as described in the following procedure.

To manually verify schema replication

  1. Log on to controller member server as a member of the EnterpriseAdmins group.

  2. Open ADSI Edit by clicking Start, clicking Administrative Tools, and then clicking ADSI Edit.

    Alternatively, you can run adsiedit.msc from the command line.
  3. In the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) tree, click ADSI Edit (that is, if it is not already selected).

  4. On the Action menu, click Connect to.

  5. In the Connection Settings dialog box under Select a well known Naming Context, select Schema, and then click OK.

  6. Under the schema container, search for CN=ms-RTC-SIP-SchemaVersion. If this object exists, and the value of the rangeUpper attribute is 1100 and the value of the rangeLower attribute is 14, then the schema was successfully updated and replicated. If this object does not exist or the values of the rangeUpper and rangeLower attributes are not as specified, then the schema was not modified or has not replicated.

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