(Max points on this because I need some serious help. )
Let me describe briefly my scenario and what I've done so far... Hopefully I'm not too verbose.
We had a 2003 SBS Server as our domain controller with about a dozen workstations or so. Exchange was installed on this server but never configured and we as a company never used it.
(2003 SBS Server has filled up and is running very slow so it was time to upgrade.)
I purchased a new much larger server and installed 2008 R2 Enterprise on it. This new server was upgraded to the domain controller as well. Hyper-V was enabled on this server and I have setup two virtual machines. Both VM's are also running 2008 R2 Enterprise. VM1 is our new file/print/program server and is setup and working. VM2 is our Exchange server. I installed all of the pre-requisites and have installed Microsoft Exchange 2010. I was following this post
during the installation process... but now that I'm up to the post-installation process, I have stopped following this post
since it deals with migrating from the 2003 server.
I need help primarily with two things.
1. Can someone step me through the needed post-installation steps including importing our current Outlook .pst files to get Exchange working.
2. I want to get rid of my 2003 SBS, format, & reinstall with server 2008. When I went to uninstall Exchange from the 2003 SBS server, it gives me the following errors. (attached jpg)
The reason I was uninstalling Exchange 2003 from the SBS server was I was still semi-following this post
and I could see at the end that it would need to be done.
Where do I go from here? I need to get rid of or move everything that is still counting on or being controlled by the 2003 SBS Server. AND it looks like my 2010 Exchange server somehow is "bridgeheading" to this 2003 sbs server?