The relationship between Exchange 2003 and Windows 2003 Global Catalog
Posted on 2006-06-05
I read many questions today regarding on how to deploy Exchange 2003 on a W2K DC environment, currently; we have 5
5 DCs listed as below. Because I want to deploy Exchange 2003 in my company and it looks like that if I don't have at least one Windows 2003 DC with Global Catalog, I can't use RPC over HTTPS.
Here is my DC infrastructure with 2 sites
Site 1 - Head Office (mycompany.com)
DC1 - W2K server, GC
DC2 - W2K server, GC, FSMO role, IM, RID
DC3 - W2K server, GC
HUBDC - Win2003 server, GC
Site 2 - Remote Office (bo.mycompany.com)
REMOTEDC - Win2003 server, GC
I want to deploy a Exchange 2003 on my Site 1 - Head Office, the Exchange 2003 will be installed on a new Windows 2003 server.
Because I have a HUBDC - Win2003 server in my Head Office site already, do I match the requirement for RPC over HTTP? This HUBDC is used to replicate the Active Directory between Head Office DCs and the Remote Office DC.
If I can deploy my Exchange 2003 with this HUBDC, how Exchange 2003 to use the GC on HUBDC?
By the way, when I go to "Active Directory Users and Computers" on DC1, I found a "X-on RED" on HUBDC computer icon. What happen to it?