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I have: active directory 2003 mixed mode functionality, existing exchange 2003 sp2 servers and a new 2008 r2 ( 64 bit) windows operating system server.
Which version of exchange can I install on the windows server 2008 r2 server that will work with the existing exchange 2003 servers?
I plan to migrate users off of one of the 2003 exchange servers, leaving the other exchange 2003 users where they are.
This is a simple one level domain, no forests, no children

I have read of a " gotcha" where you can be at 2007 sp2, but not ever be able to migrate to higher levels of exchange.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Which version of exchange can I install on the windows server 2008 r2 server that will work with the existing exchange 2003 servers? - Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010

I have read of a " gotcha" where you can be at 2007 sp2, but not ever be able to migrate to higher levels of exchange - Sorry but i didnt get you if you can explain as i havent heard anything as such

- Rancy
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2007 when initially released was not compatibly with 2008 R2 server O.S.
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Yes you should ideally plan for Exchange 2010 as 2007 is already 5 years or more old as of today

Exchange 2010 has way more features compared to Exchange 2007 and very much stable as well

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