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Double Take Exchange 2007

I have installed Exchange 2007 (standard) sucessfully and have removed my old 2003 server. I now want to build this server back up and install as an additional 2007 server so I can then use double take for failover purposes.

Can you guys point me in the direction or suggest how I install my new server in the same exchange administrative group. I presume I just select the group during install but I want to check as I don't want to damage my 2007 box as it is working so well.

Thanks in advance guys.
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jstlawyers
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SembeeCommented:
You should speak to DoubleTake support. They have a white paper that explains exactly how to setup the second server. Get it wrong and it doesn't work. Follow the white paper to the letter. It is not as easy as simply installing a second Exchange server.

Simon.
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jstlawyersAuthor Commented:
Hi Simon,
The reason for posting is, I am reading the 'Double Take Application Manager User Guide' which double take support emailed me today and this paper say install a target server identical to the source server i.e. operating systems, microsoft updates, disk partitions/sizes, service packs etc.

It then goes on to say source and target must be in the same root forest domain and be part of the same administrative group.

I don't see any real issues as we only have one office/domain etc.

I don't want to put the cd in my server and start installing exchange without checking if 2007 does this any different to the 2003. I can't seem to find any info on this.
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TalonNYCCommented:
Due Disclosure: I work for Double-Take
Be sure to visit usergroup.doubletake.com for more discussion and info.

The Target should be a unique Exchange 2007 server, with it's own name/ID etc.  It should be in the same domain as the Source, but may be in a child domain if that works better.

From the DTAM perspecitve, 2003 and 2007 follow the same procedure.  Under the hood of course we're doing a lot of different stuff for 2007, but the GUI looks nearly the same.
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