Migrate Single Exchange 2003 Server/ Server 2003 to new servers
Posted on 2012-12-26
I need clarification on my migration steps.
I desire to migrate and split into two servers
I have a single 2003 server with exchnage 2003 installed, this is the only DC and server currently in domain.
1 server will be the new DC with AD and hold all user profiles and Documents
2 The second server will become the new exchange 2010 server
I plan to configure the 1 server as a member server or secondary DC
2 move all the user profiles and home folders to this new DC server 2008 R2
3 Build second server and install exchange 2010 and migrate mailboxes to here
4 once exchange 2010 is up and running and all mail acoounts migrated and on here
5 Then promote the new DC as the primary domain server
6 Then demote old 2003 AD server 2003
7 Confirm users and profiles are all functioning from the new DC
8 Remove old exchange 2003 from old server 2003
9 decommision old server 2003 and remove from domain and shut down
How does my steps appear to you is there any gotchas I might look for??