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Exchange to Office 365 migration issue

I have a client trying to migrate their Exchange to Office 365.  They have everything ready to do, except that when they get to Directory Synchronization they are being prompted from Office 365 that they need a Windows Server 2008 64-bit server installed.

I have two questions:

1) Is this requirement only for the migration itself, or do they need to have a 2008 64-bit server running permanently on a good-forward basis to maintain the Directory Synchronization?

2) Their Exchange server is also Exchange 2003, are there any issues with that?

Thank  you,
Jeff
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mmahaekCommented:
I am just starting to look into 365, but from what I can tell, the Directory Sync needs to run with a new version of SQL, which will not run on Windows 2003.

We are just looking to federate users and keep staff internally and students online, and this functionality requires a minimum of Exchange 2010 internally.  This version of Exchange requires 2008 64 as a minimum.
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jgrammer42Author Commented:
Has no one ever performed this migration at all?

I am still waiting for a more definitive response.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

Jeff
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jgrammer42Author Commented:
No definitive answer ever presented.
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