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Hi guys

Im planning migrate from windows server 2003 to 2008 R2 on new hardware, and my exchange server 2003 is ponting to the current DCs 2003.
My plan is to build a new 2008 R2 member server, then promote to DC, move the FSMO roles from the old DC to the new one, disconnect the old DC from the network and assign the new DC the name and IP address of the OLD (source) DC.

But once this is done, do I have to have any consideration with my current email setup? or will be OK and transparent to the Exchange server?

Thanks very much
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Remember that you need to update the forest and the domain using the adprep tool inside the Windows 2008 DVD before you can have a 2008 DC, after that you shouldn't have a problem
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Its perfectly fine for Exchange on AD 2008 upgrade.

Checkout this supportability Matrix.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623.aspx

Make sure that you point the new domain controller for RUS after the implementation.

Good luck
Shaba
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