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Exchange 2007 - any issues when migrating from win2003 DC's to win2008 DC's?

Well, as the title says, are there any issues I have to take care from when I introduce new win2008 DC's in a win2003 domain ? The network consist of a single win2003 domain and Exchange 2007 i installed on a win2008 server. My plan is to install new win2008 servers, promote them to DC and then shut down the old win2003 DC's. Are there any issues with this plan ?
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MikeGGGCommented:
Generally, your plan is correct.
Assuming you know generally what to do, I would suggest you to look this excellent screencast just to ensure you don't forget something:

Screencast - How to Add Windows 2008 Domain Controller. Upgrading Active Directory Domain to Windows Server 2008 AD DS Domain.
http://www.netometer.com/video/tutorials/windows-dc-2008-add-upgrade/
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
You need to update the schema, that's all.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731728.aspx

Make sure you are running adprep from 2008 cd \sources\adprep\ folder
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
Netometer videos are paid, just go through the technet article above, as all you need is to run adprep /forestprep and adprep /domainprep
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MikeGGGCommented:
... and transfer FSMO roles to a new 2008 DC :)
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MikeGGGCommented:
Oh sry forgot to add - after demoting the last 2003 DC - raise domain functional level.
So I would say - a little more as simply upgrading the shema, isn't it? ;-)
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xcomiiiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help guys :)
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