Steps to upgrade from Exch2000 to Exch2003
Posted on 2006-10-22
I'm planning an exchange upgrade need some guidance on how to do this. Here's my scenario:
I have a mixed Win2k, Win2003 server environment. My PDC is on a Win2k box, which also happens to host my Exchange 2000 server. I plan to buy 2 new boxes, one for a new DC, and one for a new Exchange 2003 install. I want to ensure that I don't lose my mailboxes, GC, etc when I shutdown the old server.
What steps should I follow to:
1. Move my DC to a new box (probably sticking with Win2k Server) and move all roles?
2. Prepare the domain for Exch2003?
3. Install a new exchange server and have all mailboxes and stuff move to this new machine?
4. Shutdown the old PDC without affecting my network?
I don't know much about DC's, roles. AD, etc - so hopefully a step by step would be great.