Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

moving exchange 2000 server off a domain controler to new hardware and possibly upgrading to exchange 2003

Posted on 2004-09-18
4
186 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Hi,  I need to move my existing exchange 2000  server off of a domain controller and on to its own machine.  We are planning to upgrade all of our servers to Windows server 2003. the current plan is to install windows 2000 on another machine and install exchange 2000 on it.  We have a firewall and it currently sends all smtp traffic on port 25 to the current server. So If i move exchange to another I will need to redirect that traffic to the new server.  We have 54 mail boxes and 8 public folders.  Of course my organization wants no downtime and no loss of email What is the fastest and safest meathod to do this.  Can it be done using disk imaging software?  Help!!!
0
Comment
Question by:Vulpine1
4 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
ikm7176 earned 250 total points
ID: 12091436
the link below is your solution with no downtime.

http://www.swinc.com/resources/exchange/faq_db.asp?status=questions&faqID=1001&faqname=Exchange%202000§ionID=1024§ionName=Exchange%202000%20Move%20Server%20Method

IMPORTANT: Read all the related links

"So If i move exchange to another I will need to redirect that traffic to the new server" - yes you need to redirect the ports to your new exchange server.
0
 
LVL 104

Assisted Solution

by:Sembee
Sembee earned 250 total points
ID: 12091443
It can be done with no downtime - it is just a matter of planning.

Build the new machine and add it to the domain as a member server.
Install Exchange 2000. It will be added to the existing org automatically. Adjust the Exchange config as required (moving log file locations etc) and installing service packs.
Next - configure public folder and system folder replication. Use this article as a guide, up to but not including removing the existing Exchange server: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=307917

Wait for the replication of the public folders to complete - this might take a couple of days as the replication system seems to have a mind of its own.
Once replication has completed you can move the mailboxes. Make sure the users aren't accessing email (I usually do it remotely out of hours) then use the move mailbox wizard (Exchange tasks in ADUC) to move the mailboxes across.
Once complete, adjust the firewall to point new email at the new server (it doesn't matter when you do this as Exchange can route the email to the correct server automatically).

Leave the old server running and the clients will redirect. Leave both running for a week, then use the article I linked to above to remove the old Exchange server. You will need to do that out of hours as you should reboot the server after removing it.

One other point - you cannot run Exchange 2000 on Windows 2003. You will either have to leave this machine on Windows 2000 or upgrade Exchange as well.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question