Solved

Upgrade Exchange from 2000 to 2003

Posted on 2006-06-18
2
238 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I will be replacing our existing exchange server (A) running windows 2000 SP4 and Exchange 2000 with a brand new server (B) running Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003.

What steps should I take to run a sucessful upgrade with minimal down time?

Is there a wizard that assists with the transfer from servers A to B?

Will I need to install Exchange 2000 on server B, import the data then upgrade to 2003?


Thanks
Priscilla
0
Comment
Question by:Priscilla_Hora
2 Comments
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 16931580
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:smeek
ID: 16932169
The first link from leew is it.  On the Exchange CD is also a wizard exdeploy.hta that steps you through it.  You should be able to accomplish with minimal downtime, depending on user counts and network complexity.

Basically, you set up new server installed into the existing Exchange org.  You can then see both servers and receive email.  TO move mail to new server, use the Move Mailbox utility.  I usually set up a test mailbox on new server on new server, then move small group, then move en masse (you can schedule using the Move Mailbox utility).  

Once everything is moved, leave old server up for week or two (I do to catch people on vacation or traveling).  Outlook clients that used to point to old server will check in and automatically point to new server.  Once you feel everything has move, decommision your original server following http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307917.

Steve  
 
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Disabling the Directory Sync Service Account in Office 365 will stop directory synchronization from working.
Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
In this video we show how to create a Contact 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 Recipients >> Contact ta…
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…

785 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