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Posted on 2011-09-26
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I am in the process of migration from Server 2003 Standard with Exchange to SBS 2011 with Exchange 2010.

I got 2 issues which may be related to each other:

1- When running the SBS 2011 Migration Preparation Tool, it does not say anything about 'configure Exchange to support migration' like the screenshots would suggest.

2-  When running Exchange Best Practices Analyzer - 2007 Readiness check. The one result I get is 'Active Directory schema upgrade required'.

Is this related or not? Should I do anything to rectify this, or am I ready to go ahead with the migration?

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Question by:clesin
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by:marcustech
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Have you tried running the Exchange 2010 Pre-Deployment Analyzer?
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by:clesin
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Not yet. But would this effect the Domain joining?
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by:clesin
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I just ran it. The results are the same as with the 'Exchange 2007 Readines check'.

"Active Directory Schema upgrade required"

I am not sure what to do about this because I thought that running the 'sourcetool' takes care of updating the AD schema.
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by:clesin
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Can I go ahead with my migration in the meantime? or should we first sort this out?
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I went ahead with the migration despite the message because I read on a post that the upgrade happens during the DC install on the new SBS box. I worked!!

So for all you guys out there: You can ignore the message about upgrading AD Schema.
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by:marcustech
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Sorry I didn't get back to you clesin, I thought I had posted earlier.  Glad all went well.
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by:clesin
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Took a chance by going ahead with the migration and it worked.
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