Good morning Experts,
Got a quick question as it has been a while since I have run into this one and just want to make sure I’m not forgetting something. I have a customer who I have finally convinced to get off of Windows 2000 Server and i have a quick question about the upgrade.
Here’s what is currently there:
Windows 2000 Server PDC
Windows 2000 Member Server with Exchange 2003!
Here is what I'm adding:
Windows 2003 R2 Standard as a DC that will eventually get all FSMO roles.
Windows 2003 R2 Standard with Exchange 2003 server that will eventually take over the current exchange 2003 server.
My main question is related to AD prep.
Are there any concerns about running AD prep on the Windows 2000 Domain with an Exchange 2003 server already in the environment? One of the other techs here at the place I work remembered there may be some issue doing this and now he has got me nervous about doing it. I don’t remember any issues off the top, but it has been a while since I have been dealing with Windows 2000 Server especially with an Exchange 2003 server in the mix.
If you think of any other concerns even with something else just let me know!