Introducing Exchange 2003 in an existing Exchange 2000 environment  
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wyw





PostPosted: Wed May 12 02:42:32 CDT 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Introducing Exchange 2003 in an existing Exchange 2000 environment

I had a Windows 2000 AD that I upgraded to Windows 2003 AD and upgraded the primary server to Windows Server 2003. I still have an Exchange 2000 server that is part of the domain and is working fine. I want to be able to install an Exchange 2003 server and move all the mail boxes over to it and then remove Exchange 2000. My question would be, can I just install Exchange 2003 on a Windows Server 2003, if so do I still need to run Adprep /forestprep /domainprep? How should I introduce the new Exchange 2003 server into my environment while still running Exchange 2000? What steps do I need to take to have both Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 on the same domain

Thanks in advance
Mike W

Exchange Server39  
 
 
Mark





PostPosted: Wed May 12 02:42:32 CDT 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Introducing Exchange 2003 in an existing Exchange 2000 environment

>I had a Windows 2000 AD that I upgraded to Windows 2003 AD and upgraded the primary server to Windows Server 2003.
> I still have an Exchange 2000 server that is part of the domain and is working fine. I want to be able to install an Exchange 2003
>server and move all the mail boxes over to it and then remove Exchange 2000. My question would be, can I just install Exchange
>2003 on a Windows Server 2003, if so do I still need to run Adprep /forestprep /domainprep? How should I introduce the new Exchange
>2003 server into my environment while still running Exchange 2000? What steps do I need to take to have both Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 on the same domain?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>Mike W.

E2K3 is an incremental release over E2K, it's not the sea change that
55 to 2000 was.
You can upgrade the existing box, exchange first and then Windows.
You can introduce a new box and then do the old move server wiz from
old to new.
Check this:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314649
Move Server:
http://www.swinc.com/resource/e2kfaq_appxa.htm
Decomission old Server:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307917


Mark Arnold MCSA MCSE+M MVP,
FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exchange.htm
Blog: http://www.msexchange.me.uk
 
 
v-tkumar





PostPosted: Tue May 18 07:15:48 CDT 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Setup >> Introducing Exchange 2003 in an existing Exchange 2000 environment Hello Mike,
Yes even if you are migrating from the Exchange 2000 you need to run the Forest Prep and the Domain Prep. If you are using a Front End and Back End topology you need to upgrade the Front
end servers first and then the back end servers. Some other Preupgrade steps like disabling unsupported components like IMS, KMS, conferencing server and so forth is required.
I am attaching a link where you can download the Exchange 2003 support tools and the documents which talk about the deployment of Exchange 2003 in different scenarios, and could perform
a flawless upgrade.

Link:- http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/downloads/mostpopular.asp
please have a look at the below listed kb articles also -
1)Considerations when you upgrade to Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822942&product=exch2003
2) Exchange Compatibility with Windows Server Operating Systems (White Paper)
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/evaluation/tiwinnet.asp
3) Overview of Operating System and Active Directory Requirements for Exchange Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;822179
4) System Requirements for Exchange Server 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/evaluation/sysreqs/2003.asp

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