Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by VE5BbmdsZX » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 06:14:10


Current server is the DC and Exchange server. Getting in a new 64bit server
to replace current. I have read thru upgrading AD domains to Windows 2008 AD
DS Domains and understand the steps for the migration.

1. Should I get Exchange 2007 up and running on the new server before making
the new server a DC?

2. Any links to further help me along would be great!!
 
 
 

Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by Meinolf We » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 15:19:33

Hello TNAngler,

Exchange, especially 2007 should NOT run on a domain controller, run it on
a member server. Performance and also security is the reason for that.

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Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by VE5BbmdsZX » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 05:21:34

Meinolf,

Yes I am fully aware of what MS recommends.....but that doesn't help my
problem....pretend you don't know that I'm doing what MS doesn't
want/recommend....

Once I get the DC up and running I am lost on when renaming a server. I need
the new server to retain the name the existing server has.

In setting up the new server I plan on giving it a temp name. Should the old
server stay it's existing name before I set up Exchange on the new server and
config Exchange 2007 and move all the mailboxes. After all that is done
decommission the old sever and then rename the new server?
 
 
 

Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by Meinolf We » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 06:01:41

Hello TNAngler,

You can not rename an exchange 2007 server, this will breake exchange.

FOR ALL STEPS, TEST IT IN A LAB AND MAKE BACKUPS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING!!!

So you have to rename the 2003, then install the new server with the old
name install exchange and migrate exchange to the new server.

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For exchange 2007 migration see here:
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But again, i would do it a safer way, why do you have to keep the name for
the new server? Why not choosing another name?


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Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by VE5BbmdsZX » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 06:46:54

einolf,

Thanks for all the input. After reading I believe that the new server will
have to have a new name. That seems the best solution. I didn't want to
rename it because there is some other programs that are using the current
server and I was trying to avoid cleaning up that mess.

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Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by Meinolf We » Sat, 07 Feb 2009 06:51:32

ello TNAngler,

A new server name will make it easier. But still think about using Exchange
on a member server.

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Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by TW9oYW1lZC » Fri, 29 May 2009 23:23:02

if i want to rename win2008 domain server with exchange 2007 what can i do
 
 
 

Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Post by Meinolf We » Sat, 30 May 2009 14:26:07

Hello Mohamed,

You can't rename when exchange 2007 is installed.
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But if you follow this thread, you can see a way how to do it with re-installing
exchange after .pst exporting:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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