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How do I separate Exchange 2007 from my PDC?

DickAnetoft
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Today I have a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) (HP Proliant) with
- Win Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 SP2
- Active Directory, RRAS and DNS
- Exchange Server 2007 SP1
- Forefront Security for Exchange Server SP1

The server needs more memory to cope and I recently found out that one of the memory banks on the memory board is defect so I can't install enough memory. I have now desided to buy a new server to which I want to move Exchange and Forefront. When those two softwares are uninstalled from my first server, that server is more than good enough to keep acting as a PDC with the AD, RRAS and DNS (since I do NOT want to move these parts).

Whats the best practise for doing this? I read somewhere that installing Exchange on a PDC makes changes to the AD... Can I accomplish my plan without to much fuss?

Greatful for advice! =)
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