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Migration from Exchange 5.5/NT4 to Exchange 2000/W2K orExchange 2003/Windows 2003 Server

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  Hello,

   My compagny is upgrading it network from NT4 servers to Windows 2K and 2003, and I'm wondering about the Exchange server... It is actually a NT4 server with Exchange 5.5, and I'd like to now what is the better way to upgrade between Exchange 2000 on a Windows 2K Server or Exchange 2003 on a Windows 2003 Server...

   Active Directory isn't active yet, but will be soon. I know that there is a patch to allow Exchange 2000 to interact with Windows 2003 Servers...

   So, what would you advise me ?

Thanks for your suggestions.

N.B. : sorry for my bad english, but I'm french...
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Ugrading Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000

Before you do anything assume its not going to work :0) BACK UP THE SERVER and ensure you have read and understand the article below

How to Roll Back a Failed Upgrade from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;264309

Now you can proceed here is a six step case study (Written by Microsoft)

This article provides a Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server deployment case scenario for an imaginary company called Coho Vineyard. This article guides you through the following six steps of an Exchange deployment:

1. Create a detailed deployment plan.
2.  Begin a successful deployment of Microsoft Windows® 2000.
3. Prepare Active Directory® directory service and Exchange directories.
4. Install your first Exchange 2000 server.
5. Upgrade the information stores and other Exchange components.
6. Switch to Exchange native mode.

The purpose of this article is to provide you with a clear picture of upgrading from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000, which you can use as a basis for your own deployment.

The discussion in this article provides a broad overview of the process for upgrading a Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 and Exchange 5.5 environment to a Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 environment. This article is intended to help managers and IT deployment teams understand the workload and other key factors involved in the upgrade before the deployment process begins. This discussion focuses on the procedural order in which to carry out your deployment.

*****Download the full case study here (in .pdf format!)*****
http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/5/0/f50d293b-8e27-4a2a-98c5-72e588a6a276/sixsteps_pdf.exe
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