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Exchange and DC Maintenance

Hello

Running Exchange 2007 SP2 in a Windows 2008 environment.

All servers (DC's, GC's, and Exchange) are in a site named HQ.

We're planning on taking some of the DC'/GC's down for maintenance for a few hours, they need a hardware replacement.

How will Exchange cope with this? What I'm worried is that it will try to reach a DC/GC that is down, keep trying for 5 mins, give up and get another one that is down, try for 5 mins, etc etc until it finally finds one that is up and running.

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Joe_Budden
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Shabarinath RamadasanInfrastructure ArchitectCommented:
As long as on DG/GC exits on the site and your configuration is hard coded with a DC directly, You shouldn't be worried. Anyways, have a look here.


http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2006/01/05/416998.aspx
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/exchangesvradmin/thread/349ca379-f435-417f-a41a-98fccde450ef

You can put static DCs and GSc by this way too.

Set-ExchangeServer "ExchangeServerName" -StaticDomainControllers DC1,DC2,DC3 -StaticGlobalCatalogs GC1,GC2,GC3

Thanks,
Shaba
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