Exchange and DC Maintenance

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

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.

Question by:Joe_Budden
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    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.

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

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


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