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How do I create a cluster with an exisiting Exchange Server 2003

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I have a working Exchange Server 2003 running on Windows Server2003 Enterprise Edition SP1. It has been running for more than 4 years. I would like to cluster this exchange server with one other server but do not know how. I have read through Microsoft's white papers, which state that the cluster needs to be configured before Exchange Server 2003 is installed. Is there a way that I can cluster these two Servers without uninstalling Exchange?
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I believe that you must setup the cluster before installing the exchange application.  http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Implementing-Two-Node-Cluster-Windows-2003-Enterprise.html

You can setup two new servers in a cluster and then move the exchange services to this new server cluster... then decommission the old server.
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you might try to do a backup, create the cluster, install exchange, and restore data...

or try a VM.

Good Luck,

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