I have a running server 2003 as AD. I recently Ordered a new Server 2008 R2 to run Exchange 2010, but it has resulted on a much harder task (for me) I'm a software engineer so Networking is a little hard but not impossible I hope. If someone could point me in the right direction I'm willing to read and follow the guide as close as possible.
My first questions:
1. How do I join or add a server 2008 R2 to an existing 2003 AD? (Is this good bad?, should I upgrade my first Server to 2008 R2 First?)
2. I know I have to configure an Static IP for the server, but where Do I get the IP from? I have found a lot of videos that shows who to get to the screens but where do I get that number from?
3. What roles Do I need on my server 2008 R2 to handle exchange and on which Order should I install them?
I guess once I figure out this I can ask more questions.