Adding Windows Server 2008 enterprise DC to existing Small business Server 2003 Domain
Posted on 2011-05-09
Currently our company has a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller that also serves Exchange 2003, DNS, AD, file server, blackberry enterprise server. I have just purchased a new system with VMWARE ESXi and would like to break up the services into separate virtual machines.
here are my main questions:
what would be the best way to split up the services into different vm's?
how/when should I add the new Domain controller to the domain?
how/when should dns duties be transferred?
what is the easiest way to transfer the mailboxes from exchange 2003 to exchange 2010?
i plan on taking the existing DC that is providing basically all of our services and throwing it out the window so to speak once I get the new one up and running.