Win2k with Exch 2k to NEW box with 2K3 Exch 2K3

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by John M, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. John M

    John M Guest

    Have a Won 2 K server, AD, PDC, Exch 2K.
    Need to move it to a new box.
    I have, apaprently prematurely, added a new Win2k3 server to the domain, not
    as a DC or such, but as a file server.
    Not to late to wipe it and remove it from system.
    Looking to see if it is best to upgrade my Exch 2K on the old box to 2K3,
    then upgrade the old server to 2K3.
    Then, migrate the Exch to the NEW server 2k3 and also use it as a BDC, if
    that is best.
    Ideas or confirmations?
    John M, Jul 14, 2006
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  2. You may as well rebuild the box. Follow: 2000 Move Server Method
    to to the move of Exchange but use your common sense and skip steps
    that you don't need to do.
    Actually, once you've done a full move of Exchange and left it a while
    I'd actually uninstall Exchange, dcpromo the old box down, format it
    and reinstall it from scratch to keep it "clean" and then dcpromo it
    back up again. The article talks about moving the FSMO roles so you'll
    be ok there.
    Mark Arnold [MVP], Jul 14, 2006
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  3. John M

    John M Guest

    Thanks, Seems like a better plan to redo/wipe the system after I demote the
    old PDC
    John M, Jul 17, 2006
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