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Exchange 2000 to 2003 upgrade

Posted on 2006-11-23
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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.
Question by:tonydigit
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redseatechnologies earned 252 total points
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Hi tonydigit,

You are doing an inplace upgrade?

If so, this guide is gold!

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ikm7176 earned 248 total points
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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.



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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?

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It has been 4 hours since your last post, has it continued, or is it still stuck?

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Badmail folder found to be too large, so I deleted it!
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I wouldn't worry about deleting that too much, it isn't used in the latest version anyway


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