Weve recently purchased a new dell machine with widnows 2003 and exchange 2003 enterprise. We are currently running 1 windows 2000 box for all network services. Due to this the network performance is pretty bad, so im going to take file and exchange off the old box and put it onto the new.
What is the best way to go about this? Do i have run the prep tools before i join the server, or can i/would it be better to simply join the 2003 server as a member server (the new server wont be a dc as ive read that this can effect performance). Thenr un the exchange prep tools, install exchange 2003, run through the checklist, and then migrate mailboxes and public folder.
Will this effect any remote users, ie will the system automatically pick up the new server within outlook.
Finally will i need to make any updates with our isp ie mx records etc and are there any other issues i need to watch out for
Sorry if this sound basic, but this is my first time attempting this, and as such im more than a bit apprehensive (dont want to break the network afterall!)