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Upgrading 32bit AD with 64bit Exchange 2010

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
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Glen KnightCommented:
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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DoveSupportAuthor Commented:
Ah ok, so the prep will run ok on a member server then ?
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Glen KnightCommented:
absolutely.
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
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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DoveSupportAuthor Commented:
Excellent, thank you very much !
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