Active Directory Upgrade

chaz21
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Hello,

I am working on an Exchange 2010 implementation for my organization. I'm wondering if I should consider upgradeing all my domain controllers from 2003 to 2008 as part of this process. Do you think it's a good idea ? What's all involved in the upgrade ? What would be the easiest method to preform the upgrade (i.e. introduce new domain controllers , allow for repllication, demote .   Or in place upgrade of current 2003 domain controllers ??)

Thanks !
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Sr. Analyst - System Administrator
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Check this Post on Upgradation:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23467865.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_23501557.html

Migration Links:
http://www.elmajdal.net/Win2k8/In-Place_Upgrade_Windows_Server_2003_Domain_Controller_To_Windows_Server_2008.aspx
http://www.netometer.com/video/tutorials/windows-dc-2008-inplace-upgrade/
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sanderberkouwer/archive/2008/04/08/upgrading-your-active-directory-to-windows-server-2008.aspx
http://www.ditii.com/2008/11/12/upgrade-to-windows-2008-domain-controllers-adprep/
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/31876881/windows-2003-and-windows.aspx
http://www.biztechmagazine.com/article.asp?item_id=324
http://blogs.msdn.com/canberrapfe/archive/2009/04/08/adding-a-2008-domain-controller-to-your-2003-forest.aspx
http://www.petri.co.il/forums/showthread.php?t=30995

Implement Exchange 2010:
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/migration-deployment/installing-exchange-server-2010-beta-part1.html
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/migration-deployment/installing-exchange-server-2010-beta-part2.html
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/migration-deployment/using-disclaimer-exchange-server-2010.html
http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/102892
http://www.toddlamothe.com/exchange-server/exchange-2007-2010-migration.htm
http://projectdream.org/wordpress/2009/11/14/exchange-2010-migration-done/
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/davestork/archive/2009/08/23/the-road-to-exchange-2010-migration-paths.aspx

Premkumar YogeswaranSr. Analyst - System Administrator

Commented:
Check the above links...!

All the best for your migration

Cheers:
Prem

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thank you kind sir.

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