Add 2003Server/Exchange into existing 2000AD at another site

Posted on 2005-03-07
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Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Can someone give me a brief pointer on the steps neccessary to do the following:

Add a 2003Server running exchange into an exisiting 2000AD with Exchange. The two sites will be connected by vpn.

Just an outline would be great as I've been digging around and there seems to be a lot of conflicting instructions on what actually needs to be done.

Any help/pointers where to look will be gratefully recieved.


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samccarthy earned 360 total points
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Easy, Cheesy.....

First, you must run setup /forestprep and /domainprep from the Exchange 2003 CD to prepare AD for Exchange 2003.  Once complete, bring up your new Exchange server, joining it to the existing Exchange Organization.  Follow the Post Deployment tips that show up in the Exchange 2003 Setup.  It walks you through the commands to move mailboxes, all, some or none, which is extremely easy in AD Users and Computers, as well as system files and public folders.  Make sure you have a Global Catalog server at the new site you are bringing up.

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Thanks Sam...I just wanted to check there weren't any major pitfalls. There is quite a bit written about the 2000AD Schema becoming mangled but I've taken that into account as well.


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Nope, just follow the steps and you should be fine.  I've done this many times.  Good Luck!

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