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Hi,
  I have a few questions about installing exchange 2003 on windows server 2003 standard R2. First, We have a client with an existing exchange 2003 server installed on a 2k3 standard server acting as a domain controller. We would like to install exchange 2003 on a new 2k3 standard server. The client has backed up all the exchange data via ntbackup. Can we install exchange on the new server, and give it the same IP address and name as the old server, restore the data via ntbackup, and have everything work without the outlook clients breaking?
  Second, exchange 2003 requires active directory to be installed. If we wanted to install exchange 2003 on a member server, how do we install active directory on the member server without making it a DC?

Thanks for the help.
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I would not do it that way

Built your new R2 Server > Put it in the domain > Install exchange on it byr default it will go into your existing exchange Organisation > Migrate the mailbox's and public folders from the old Echange box to the new one

Follow this to the letter :) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822931

Note if your new server is called NEWExchange and the old one is called OLDExchange, even if mailboxs are moved to the new one, then clients connecting to the old one get redirected to the new one (and their outlook account gets changed accordingly :) so ne need to worry about keeping the name
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You need to leave the current server running active directory.  Do not change its name or its IP address.

Install the new server, join it to the domain and install exchange.  Move the mailboxes and public folder from the old server to the new sever.  This is done from Exchange System manager - don't move the data using backup.

If you leave exchange server installed on the domain controller for the time being the outlook clients will automatically find the new exchange server.  Once your sure all or most of your outlook clients have opened outlook at least one you can remove exchange from the domain controller.
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> "Second, exchange 2003 requires active directory to be installed. If we wanted to install exchange 2003 on a member server, how do we install active directory on the member server without making it a DC?"

You do not need to "install Active Directory on a member server", as this will convert it into a domain controller.  If the server is a member server in your Active Directory domain, then you have already fulfilled the Active Directory requirement for Microsoft Exchange.
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Thanks for the help, that answered my question.
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ThanQ
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