Moving the mail stores to another domain control

Posted on 2006-06-01
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I have a new server that I want to promote to a DC and demote the old DC to a member server, but I want to installed exchange 2000 and move the public and private store. I need to install exchange on the new server. Do I need to run any adprep ?
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Exchange 2000 is not recommended on a Domain controller, if possible you should always have your Exchange installed on a Member server.
On the new server, run DCpromo and promote it to a domain controller, wait for AD replication to complete between old domain controller and new domain controller. Promote it to a GC also and then move all FSMO roles from your old domain controller to your new domain controller as you want to demote your current DC to a member server.

Install Exchange on your new DC and then start your Exchange migration, Add replicas for Public Folders and wait for PF replication to complete, move mailboxes to the new server, shift Exchange roles like - Routing Master, SiteFolderServer and also configure your new Exchange server to send/recive internet emails.
Once you are sure that everything has been successfully moved to the new server, un-install Exchange from the old server. and then run DCPromo to demote it to a member server.

Amit Aggarwal.
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Here are some related KBs ->
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Amit Aggarwal.

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Thank You I will try that

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