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upgrade hardware on exchange 5.5

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Hi there,

I'm planning to do a hardware upgrade on an existing exchange server (First server in site). Question i have is... our current exchange is on NT4.0 and like to upgrade this to W2K OS. Would this cause any problem?

Thanks!
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by:joe_massimino
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Are you saying that you want to run your Exchange 5.5 on Win2K?  Yes, you can do that. You would have to reinstall it though.
I would leave it on NT4 until you get into Exchange 2000, then do Win2K and Exchange 2K.
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To answer your question, you cannot move your existing server to be housed on new hardware running W2K, it has to be running NT 4.0.  Since the Exchange server is the first server in the site, you will have to do a directory restore so you do not have any issues in your Exchange 5.5 environment.

The move to new hardware is not that hard.


BUT, another solution would be to build your new server with W2k, add that server into the same site as your existing server.  Move all mailboxes and public folders over to it.  Make sure and follow Q152959 to switch all the first server properties to the new W2K Exchange 5.5 server.
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