Solved

Exchange 2000 to 2003 upgrade

Posted on 2006-11-23
8
226 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I'm about to conduct an upgrade of Exchange 2000 to 2003. This is currently working under Windows Server 2000. Is there anything I need to be made aware of before I start or is it simply putting the Exchange 2003 disk in the server and following a step by step process? Are there any changes that I need to make to the client workstations or any configuration changes I need to make to the server before I begin or during the process. I know I need to have SP4 for Windows 2000 and the latest service pack for Exchange 2000, just need to know if there is anything in addition to that.
Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:tonydigit
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
redseatechnologies earned 63 total points
ID: 18002377
Hi tonydigit,

You are doing an inplace upgrade?

If so, this guide is gold!

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Upgrade_Exchange_2000_to_2003.html

-red
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:ikm7176
ikm7176 earned 62 total points
ID: 18002577
If you have another machine, i recommend you to go for swing upgrade and avoid in-place upgrade. This way you can avoid the data loss, if in-place upgrade fails. You will have to rely only on your backups in case of a disaster. Also consider the downtime.

If you have tested your Backups and dont have any other machine for swing upgrade then follow the link provided by red.

Cheers!

0
 

Author Comment

by:tonydigit
ID: 18059976
Anyone know how long the Exchange 2000-2003 upgrade takes. I am currently doing the upgrade and it has been on the 'Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Collaboration Services' stage for about 45 mins now. I don't want to abort the upgrade because of the likely chance of data corruption. Does it really take hours from when you have launched the setup file?

Thanks!
0
Free Webinar: AWS Backup & DR

Join our upcoming webinar with experts from AWS, CloudBerry Lab, and the Town of Edgartown IT to discuss best practices for simplifying online backup management and cutting costs.

 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:redseatechnologies
ID: 18060704
It has been 4 hours since your last post, has it continued, or is it still stuck?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonydigit
ID: 18061111
Badmail folder found to be too large, so I deleted it!
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:redseatechnologies
ID: 18061360
I wouldn't worry about deleting that too much, it isn't used in the latest version anyway

-red
0

Featured Post

Secure Your Active Directory - April 20, 2017

Active Directory plays a critical role in your company’s IT infrastructure and keeping it secure in today’s hacker-infested world is a must.
Microsoft published 300+ pages of guidance, but who has the time, money, and resources to implement? Register now to find an easier way.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
In this video we show how to create a Resource Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: Navigate to the Recipients >> Resources tab.: "Recipients" is our default selection …
To show how to create a transport rule 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 Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…

735 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