Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by MIke, May 10, 2004.

  1. MIke

    MIke Guest

    We're doing some preliminary planning for an upgrade later
    this year to both Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server
    2003. Right now we have a Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000
    environment. The question that I have is that our Exchange
    Server is a Windows 2000 domain controller (yeah yeah I
    know - but this is because when our Exchange Server was
    just a member server, we would have problems with people
    getting logged into their mailboxes - almost like it
    couldn't talk to the Active Directory and promoting it to
    a dc seemed to be the only way to solve this problem) -
    should we:

    1. Upgrade to Exchange Server 2003 first on the Exchange
    2000 box then install Windows Server 2003? This box has no
    FSMO roles - it is just a domain controller. Then upgrade
    the Schema and Infrastructure Master.

    2. Upgrade the Schema Master and Infrastructure Master
    first, Upgrade the Exchange Box to Exchange Server 2003,
    then Upgrade the Exchange Box to Windows Server 2003? Will
    updating the schema with Windows Server 2003 info have any
    effect on the existing Exchange 2000 installation?

    I'd want to move our Exchange installation to a more
    powerful server during this process but that's a whole
    other story. Thanks in advance for any info and advice on
    MIke, May 10, 2004
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