Upgrade to Windows/Exchange 2003
Posted on 2006-11-29
Current setup is this
A single Windows 2000 domain controller running in mixed mode. (i have just removed the last windows NT 4/exchange 5.5 server from the domain
and turned it off, all seems to be running ok) Not sure if i now need to switch to native mode for AD and the installed and running exchange 2000 (SP3)
I have a new server with windows 2003 installed on the same network and i want to install exchange 2003 here. I recently read that
exchange 2003 will run happier on a member server? I do have 2 servers now and could leave the 2000 server to handle domain stuff.
My plan was to join the windows 2000 domain with the new windows 2003 server as a member. Install exchange 2003 on here and decomission
the exchange 2000 server. When i'm installing exchange 2003 do i choose new installation or join/upgrade?
My issues is moving the mailboxes/public folders from the old exchange 2000 server to the new exchange 2003 server. In the past i have
had to install exchange into the same site as the other in order to do this....or the ADC. Is it possible for me to use the move mailbox method
or will it be psts....
Will i need the ACD installed for the replication of the public folders to the new exchange 2003 box?
I can see a lot of stuff about 5.5 to 2000/2003, but have done that bit....
Any advice would be appreciated