migration of server and its all users records
Posted on 2008-10-05
i have running server 2003 with a member server running exchange 2003. we are planning to take these servers off and put new set in place with win server 2003 and exchange 2007. the servers are ready to be brought in and are joined to the existing domain. e want to get all AD user migrated to new DC before taking old DC off site and we want to migrate all email users migrated to new exchange 2007.And now my plainning is as under but before implement that i needs experts suggestions:
1. As told i have joined both these server to present AD domain.
2. run DC promo on new DC server and make it Second DC in the existing domain. Do i have to do any thing manual to get the records replicated to new DC and when should I take old DC off site.
3. while migrating exchange records can we have the email users database on present exchange 2003 as well as new exchange 2007
Please suggest ASAP. Please elaborate running dcpromo part in details rest not required in deep details (only over view)
Thanks in Advance