Compatibilty version Between Back-End and Front-End exchange Serve

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Benedicte Merci, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. I have to migrate to a new hardware server for Exchange.
    Is it a problem if my new Exchange as a Windows 2003 R2 version whereas my
    OWA has already an Windows Enterprise SP1 ?
    Thank you !
    If you have any advice for a migration of Excahnge 2003 to a new hardware
    .... this is welcome.
    Thank you and sorry for my english french is my mother tongue !
    Benedicte
     
    Benedicte Merci, Jun 10, 2008
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  2. Hello Benedicte,

    Is the running Exchange also DC? Running Exchange on DC's is not recommended.

    Additional for domain preparation see if this applies to your environment:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=314649

    Install the server with OS and install Exchange on the new one, during Exchange
    install at it to the existing exchange site, then move mailboxes and public
    folders, create MX record in DNS for the new one, check Recipient update
    service pointing to the correct DC. Also if used check Firewall settings
    for the new exchange.

    After moving everything to the new exchange follow this article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931/

    If you see errors in the event viewer maybe this helps:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899328

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916694

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Jun 10, 2008
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  3. No, It is on a member server not on a DC.
    Benedicte
     
    Benedicte Merci, Jun 10, 2008
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