2003 - 2008 AD Upgrade and Exchange 2003
Posted on 2014-02-20
Finally we are moving from Windows 2003 AD to Windows 2008 R2 AD, at the moment we have two 2003 AD servers and I'm planning on simply installing 2008 R2 Servers and prep'ing the AD and moving all the roles over that should be fine. My main question is that at the moment we have a Exchange 2003 SP2 server that will not be upgraded before the AD will so from what I am reading it should fully work with 2008 R2 AD IE I can create accounts and have it populate user account correctly so I just wanted to confirm that this is the case?
On a second note we have service desk PC's that will be upgraded to Windows 7 as they are running Windows XP at the moment so from a users management point of view can Windows 7 be it x64 or x86 have the Exchange admin tools installed on them and work correctly or will they have to stay under XP to be able to create the users accounts?.
Any info on this would be most welcome.