Preparing AD for Exchange 2007

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by guystewart, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. guystewart

    guystewart Guest

    Hi All,

    I am about to begin rolling out Exchange 2007 and am in the process of
    preparing the AD. I propose to do the Schema upgrade prior to installing
    Exchange 2007.

    I have 4 Windows 2003 DC's in a single domain that is currently a Windows
    2000 native domain and forest.

    My question is what is the best and safest way to go about upgrading the
    schema. I was intending to raise the domain and forest functionality and then
    run the /PrepareAD from the schema master. However I would like to
    have backout plan, so that I can revert to if the upgrade doesn't work. I was
    thinking of taking a DC offline while I do the schema upgrade, which I can
    bring online if I have problems, and seize the roles.

    Does anyone have a recognised practice for DC recovery incase of upgrade


    guystewart, Aug 7, 2007
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  2. guystewart

    Jorge Silva Guest

    Another option is to disable inbound and outbound replication using

    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
    Jorge Silva, Aug 7, 2007
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