will exchange 2010 work in a 2003 AD environment?

Posted on 2010-08-20
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I currently have a 2010 exchange server in a 2003 AD enviroment.  I had to promote a 2008 machine to a DC to get exchange running, I then demoted it.   I am having issues getting permissions assinged to a few accounts correctly.  Is 2003 AD the issue?

Question by:CraigM10
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by:B H
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according to the requirements, your current setup shouldn't be any problem:

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by:Mike Kline
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Yes in addition you have to at least be at 2003 functional level (forest/domain)   Another good matrix here:



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by:Shreedhar Ette
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Refe this article for the Prerequisites:

Hope this helps,
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Ive seen these links when trying to do research on the problem I am having but is anyone actually doing this?

here is my configuration.   2 domain, a parent and a child.  The 2010 exchange server is running on 2008 and in the child domain along with the user accounts.  All AD servers are 2003, 2 in the parent and 2 in the child.   Everyone's mail is working fine but when I try to run any shell commands on the exchange server it does not allow me.  I get " the term Get-MailboxDatabase is not recognized as a name of a cmdlet."   This also happens when running any other command from the shell.

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Another issue pointing to a disconnect is that when I am on the AD servers and I try to access information about the mailbox like mailbox rights I get the following error.

"This action could not be completed because the Microsoft exchange Information Store service is not available".
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by:Mike Kline
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Haven't done it in production...we won't be at E2K10 until 2011
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B H earned 2000 total points
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Are you sure you're in the exchange command interface and not windows powershell?

Maybe reloading the exchange utilities will do it?

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ID: 33510240
That was the issue, I was in the windows powershell not the exchange powershell.  Thanks for your help.

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