Relace Old Standalone Ex2K Server with New Standalone Ex2K Server. Need a Walkthrough.
Posted on 2006-06-29
Greetings to all, I am a first time Exchange rebuilder so I am a little edgy. I understand that you need to run forestprep and domainprep on a domain with no Ex Server. But what is the process when you have a functional Ex2K Server? I have a brand new server that I will install W2K Server and Ex2K on. I need to know what steps to take to ensure I can transfer the data and retire the old server, and then promote the new one. Is there any way to test the install before it goes live? Also, if I change the name of the Exchange server do I have to change the server name on the client PCs in Outlook 2003? Probably a dumb question, but that's what we are all here for, help. This is worth 500 points to whoever can get me going. Thanks.
PS: The old server is out of disk space plus it is 6 yrs old. I can't see dumping 8-900 bucks into such an old unit. We only have around 40 mail users here. We will probably upgrade to W2003 Server next year. Too much to do this year.