Moving Exchange 2010 Program Files/Binaries to new Location

Hey people,

I've been scouring the internewebs for an answer to my question, but have yet to find a solution. Here is what I am trying to do.

Server 08R2 running Exchange 2010. It is installed on the "D" drive by itself with the Database files. We are running out of room and need to move all of the information off of the D drive and on to a new "E" drive. I know how to migrate the Database files, but I need to find a way to move the Exchange program files and binaries to a new location so I can remove the previous datastore from the Exchange server.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Not supported.
You would need to reinstall Exchange.

The only way that might work (but I stress this isn't supported) would be to stop and disable all Exchange and IIS services. Then move the files in to the exact same location on the new drive and change the drive letters round. Then start all of the services again.
However I haven't done it and it isn't something I would recommend to do.

My preference would be to stand up a temporary machine, move the data to the new machine, reinstall the original and move back. With care and good prep, it can be done with zero downtime.


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