New Exchange 2007 server in my domain (with an exchange 2003 server) ...

New Exchange 2007 server in my domain (with an exchange 2003 server) ...

Post by user » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:42:03


Hello,
I have a Exchange 2003 server and i will install a new Exchange 2007 server
..
Will i have to just enter the new exchange 2007 server in the domain an move
all the mailbox ???

thanks a lot !!!
 
 
 

New Exchange 2007 server in my domain (with an exchange 2003 server) ...

Post by Neil Hobso » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 19:49:08

Essentially, yes, you introduce the new E2K7 server and move data across.
There are plenty of things to consider and plan before jumping in though.
Read through this at least:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

--
Neil Hobson
Exchange MVP
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

New Exchange 2007 server in my domain (with an exchange 2003 server) ...

Post by Oliver Moa » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 20:11:29

Hi there,

Essentially yes. However you need to ensure all pre-requisites are met for a
smooth transition.

Take a good long read of:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Oliver
 
 
 

New Exchange 2007 server in my domain (with an exchange 2003 server) ...

Post by Henry Crav » Wed, 20 Jun 2007 08:31:18

No.
There are a heap of Gotchas -
We did one a week ago and are still sorting out issues...

Things like updating the lists ( and Shell Commands that don't seem to
work )
( See me recent post .... )

Moving ( and managing ) Public Folders is a PITA.

If you don't have an Edge Server you'll hit this ...
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"In a single-server Exchange 2007 setup you'll need to allow annonymous
connections on your default receive connector. By default Exchange 2007
servers not running the Edge Transport role will only accept inbound smtp
connections from Exchange Users (clients), Exchange Servers (other Exchange
2007 servers) and Exchange Legacy Servers (legacy Exchange 2003 & below
servers). To allow annonymous smtp connections for your server, run the
following management shell command:

Set-ReceiveConnector -Identity "Default <ServerName>" -PermissionsGroup
"AnonymousUsers""
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None of the Documentation I read in prep for this fully detailed or even
mentioned some of the issues.

You'll need to buy 2 Public Certs ( and configuring them is a bit of a
trick )
You'll also need to learn the "Powershell Language" as much that you'll do
will rely on it and there is no UI for it.

Additionally you'll have to watch out that -everything- is moved over from
the Exch03 box - things like the Offline Address Book ....
Decommissioning the Exch03 server when you come around to it is again
another thing.

This is NOT a walk in the park.
You'll be using the G search a lot... and I suggest you do so long before
you jump in.

If you have multiple Exch 03 servers watch out for:
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Scenario - large exchange site - multiple exchange 2003 servers. I'm
migrating them to Exchange 2007. So I read all the documentation which
clearly says that you can run the CA and MBX roles on the same server and
have that proxy requests to other non Exchange 2007 servers. So - I'm
onsite - I build the new server - connect it to the exchange 2003
organisation, test email - all looks good. Then I go to setup OWA - works
fine for mailboxes on the 2007 server but not for any on 2003. I do some
digging - I find that the exchange team blog about my exact scenario
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
5. The exchange dev team say it will work - therefore I should trust them.
only when I read all the blog comments do I find this.
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ "oh - no - that's
not going to work".. No idea if it's fixed in SP1, no acknowledgement that
they lied, nothing. Now - in order to do the migration, the customer is
FORCED to buy another server and another set of licenses for exchange and
windows server.
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but then, it could be that I'm just a dumbass.
...either way, we're learning the -hard- way.
--
Henry Craven {SBS-MVP}