Exchange 2010 in EBS 2008 Enviornment

Hello Everyone,
I am preparing to install Exchange 2010 into our environment. However, it's a bit unique because we are currently running Essential Business Server 2008. This is the product where Microsoft bundles Windows Server, Exchange, Forefront, and a few others across three servers.

Is there anyone out there who has done this before? Any lessons learned? Are you aware of any specific documents from Microsoft on how to do this?

Thanks,
Ben
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
There is nothing different to a regular installation, other than you will lose the integration functionality. You will have to treat it as full product.

Simon.
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Jack5BackAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sembee2,
So, if I understand you correctly, I should be able to just install exchange 2010 as if it were
going into "normal" environment, migrate all the data from the messaging server as if were a "normal" exchange 2007 server, and essential leave active directory and EBS in tact.

(granted there will be some changes to active directory as the exchange installation is highly integrated with active directory).

When I'm done, the EBS messaging server will still be a domain controller, but the exchange services running on it can be disabled. The exchange tools and features on the EBS Management server & EBS Administration console will no longer work.

I realize that it's not necessarily that simple, but that's the general plan?
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
That is pretty much it. I would probably remove the Exchange tools. Do ensure that the Exchange 2007 Server is at SP3 though.

Although I am sure somewhere there are instructions for dismantling an EBS system.

Simon.
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Jack5BackAuthor Commented:
Thanks Sembee
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