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Can any one give me a step by step installation of exchange 2003.  I have an existing exchange 5.5 server on w2k and would like to migrate to e2k3.  This installation would be on a new server.  Should I install w2k3 first then e2k3?
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This will probably sound like I'm being a smart-aleck, but I'm really not.  

If you are asking internet forums how to do a major upgrade such as this, you should probably hire someone to do it.

Since you probably won't take this advice, here's a couple things you should make sure to do. . .

Make sure you have a good backup of the server and Exchange.  For my money, the only product that I've seen that can consistantly make restorable copies of Exchange is Veritas Backup Exec.  If you are running Arcserve or NTBackup, you are probably screwed as far as Exchange backups go.

Use Exmerge to make PST files for every mailbox before upgrading anything.  Make sure those PST files are not on the server you are upgrading.  Back them up to tape if possible.

Before you do anything, make sure you have done everything listed in this white paper. . .

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822942

Good Luck
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Follow the good advice from Zefiro, then you can also try the following link with some instructions on the exchange 2003 deployment     http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Upgrade_Exchange_2000_to_2003.html
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