Upgrading 32bit AD with 64bit Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Morning Experts !

We have an issue where our current AD 2003 is set up on 32 bit machines, and I am needing to upgrade our Exchange from 2003 to 2010.

Has anyone managed to run the Exchange 2010 setup on a 32bit Win 2003 server, to do the schema, forest and domain prep ?

I am aware that MS never released a 32bit version of Exchange 2010, so what are the options ?

Thank you in advance
Question by:DoveSupport
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    Accepted Solution

    You do not need 64bit domain controllers to install Exchange 2010, you simply run the preparation scripts from the 2008 server you are installing Exchange on.
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    Author Comment

    Ah ok, so the prep will run ok on a member server then ?
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    by:Glen Knight
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    Assisted Solution

    Yes, it will.

    If you are a small house, just run the Exchange 2010 setup and it will take care of all the updates, schema, domain and AD preps...
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    Author Closing Comment

    Excellent, thank you very much !

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