Migrating Exchange 2003 STD to ENT

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Itay Menashe, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Itay Menashe

    Itay Menashe Guest


    I have 2 DC's in my company. One of them is old server with windows 2k3 std
    + exchange 2k3 ent.

    I bought a new server and I want to migrate the exchange from the old server.

    I found in Microsoft technet, article that explain how to do that, but I
    have a couple of question to ask:

    How to Move Exchange Server 2003 to New Hardware and Keep the Same Server Name

    1. Can I migrate from windows 2003 std to windows 2003 std R2?
    2. Can I migrate from exchange 2003 SP2 Enterprise to exchange 2003 SP2
    3. Can I promote server that running exchange already to be a DC?

    Thanks a lot,

    Itay Menashe, Dec 16, 2008
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  2. Hello Itay,

    See inline.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

    Yes, if the server should become DC you have also to run adprep command from
    the second R2 disk.
    This will be a downgrade, which requires a reinstall. Or do you mean install
    a second server wiht exchange standard and move mailboxes/public folders?
    That is possible.
    You can BUT running exchange on a DC is a not recommended configuration.
    Leave exchange on a member server.
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Dec 17, 2008
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