Hello, I'm working on migrating my exchange server 5.5 to exchange 2003.
Existing server is on a Windows 2000 Server DC.
I'm hoping to move to Exchange 2003, and realize that there is no upgrade path supported for this, so am working on a migration.
The server that I have room to put Exchange Server 2003 on, is a Server 2003 DC.
I've taken the first few steps suggested by the exchange server deployment tools, (I've verified NNTP, SMTP and WWW services are installed.)
I've gotten to the point where it says I need to run DSScopeScan, DCDIAG, and NETDIAG on the server and check the log files for errors.
When I check the exdeploy.log file, I see this error:
Error: Could not connect to the Exchange 5.5 server '<servername>'. Tools that require an Exchange 5.5 server will not run.
What does this mean? Should I cancel the Exchange 2003 install?
If you require further information, let me know and I'll get it for you.