How do I separate then upgrade an exchange & windows domain controller server 2003 that have been coexisting?
Posted on 2012-09-10
How do I separate then upgrade an exchange server & domain controller that have been coexisting? I have an exchange server 2003 coexisting with the only domain controller (I know not a good idea but I inherited it that way). The domain controller is of course managing AD/DNS/DHCP, but the users are not logging into the domain they just have accounts created in order to have email accounts from the domain. Recently purchased windows server 2008 R2 & Exchange 2010 neither provide the upgrade option so 1st:
I need to separate our exchange 2003 server from the domain controller that is coexisting on a physical server. Only problem(s) is that:
• 200 users are using outlook with the connection settings RPC over http to the exchange.domain.com email server.
• Our public dns MX records points to exchange.domain.com for our email server.
• The domain controller is called exchange.domain.com.
• The exchange server is housed on the DC it is also called exchange.domain.com.
What will be the hurdles & pitfalls for the following?:
• Created a vm w/server 2008 R2 that I want to promote to a DC then transfer all roles to it from the existing DC.
• Cloned the previously mentioned VM so I can install Exchange 2010 on it then transfer the existing email accounts and emerged PST’s.