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Windows 2012 DC in Exchange 2007 sp1 environment.

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We are planning to bring a new domain controller in our Exchange 2007 environment

Current environment as below.

2 Windwos 2008 sp2 domain controllers.
DC1 : Schema master, RID and Exchange 2007 sp1 installed.
Dc2 : other roles than schema master and RID

We are planning to bring in a new windows 2012 standard domain controller in this environment and move all fsmo roles to it.

As I understand as per Exchange server supportability matrix I will need to upgrade my Exchange 2007 sp1 to Exchange 2007 service pack 3.

Is there anything else I need to do? Has any one introduced windows 2012 dc in exchange 2007 sp1 environment?
Can anyone provide me links to case like this?
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Exchange 2007 Sp3 is needed to introduce the first DC 2012 nothing more from exchange side
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I have recently undertaken the same project.

Exchange Server 2007 did not *need* to be upgraded to SP3, as we did not raise our domain functional level, however as a "just in case" I made sure to do so as to avoid any future issues.

I then proceeded to provision 2 VMs for the Windows Server 2012 environment and promoted them to Domain Controllers.

For future ease of administration, I took the opportunity to break Exchange off of our PDC and instead get it on it's own dedicated VM. Using the Mailbox Migration Wizard, our end users were not aware of the changes.

After this was complete and was running fine for a couple weeks, it was a pretty easy process to remove the old environment.
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Thank you guys for your response.

We have performed the activity successfully last Friday.

tyson-edwards : I agree with you. It wont much make difference if we do not upgrade exchange 2007 to sp3.
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