move exchange 2013 with ad 2003 to new ad 2016

Mohammed Ehsan
Mohammed Ehsan used Ask the Experts™
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Dear sir,

I have exchange 2013 with domain controller server 2003. New I want to new domain controller server 2016 in new machine.
How can I move my exchange 2013 to new domain controller windows server 2016.
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Tahir QureshiSystem Analyst

Commented:
were you still going to use 2003 dc?
you don't need to move exchange as long as it is not a domain controller
you don;t need to do anything as long as you are using the same domain


My suggestion
Migrate the domain and forest to 2016 DC,
transfer FSMO role
Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer Lindows
Commented:
You cannot migrate a 2003 DC to 2016 because this os is no longer supported.
You can migrate the domain to 2008 first, from there you can migrate to 2016.
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For Server 2016 DC functional level needs to be server 2008 and higher. So first you should migrate from server 2003 to server 2008/2012 then migrate to Server 2016.

Refer to this: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/identity/ad-ds/windows-server-2016-functional-levels

Can Windows 2016 domain controller join to Windows 2003 active directory

Recommendations for moving to Windows Server 2016:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/get-started/recommendations-moving-to-server2016

Here is an article to move mailboxes from one database to another using powershell in Exchange 2013.

Chad’s Quick Notes – Installing a Domain Controller with Server 2016 Core:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/chadcox/2016/10/25/chads-quick-notes-installing-a-domain-controller-with-server-2016-core/

Hope this helps!
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AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
As said above, you cannot upgrade from 2003 to 2016 directly, you need to have one stage 2008 in between. For Exchange server, you don't need to do anything, it will be picking up new DC automatically.

Better you hire pro or get MS help for migration. Also, you need to check other application servers, whether they can support 2016 or not. Before you move forward.
AmitIT Architect
Distinguished Expert 2017

Commented:
Any update?
Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer Lindows

Commented:
Answer provided

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