Can i install ADS and exchange on the same servers.

Posted on 2007-10-13
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Can i install ADS and Exchange 2003 on the same machine.

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matthewsampson earned 2000 total points
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While installing Exchange Server 2003 on a domain controller is a supported operation, it is not a best practice or a generally recommended practice. As well, once Exchange Server 2003 is installed, it is not supported to change the domain controller status of the server. That is, if the server is already a domain controller, that's fine. Do not change the server to a member server. The opposite is also true - if you install Exchange Server 2003 on a member server, do not then dcpromo the server up to a domain controller.

See "http://blogs.brnets.com/michael/archive/2005/01/24/319.aspx" for more infomation

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