Re: Can I just move my current exchange server 5.5 application from NT4 server to Windows 2000 server without upgrading exchange server

  • From: "Sarbjit Singh Gill" <ssgill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 00:35:52 +0800

You are absolutely right. Got confused with the OS and Exchange upgrade. If
you move the OS from NT to Windows 2000, it does not make a difference to
the Exchange 5.5. Somehow in reading the post, I assumed a wrong scenario.

 Regards
Sarbjit Gill


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Boza [mailto:rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 1:42 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Can I just move my current 
> exchange server 5.5 application from NT4 server to Windows 
> 2000 server without upgrading exchange server
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Sorry but that's not so - whether or not she is upgrading her 
> DCs, she can run without an ADC and there's no need for two domains.
> 
> Let's say she does upgrade the PDC and begins running AD.  As 
> far as Exchange 5.5 is concerned, nothing has changed 
> (assuming an upgrade in place of the domain).  No need for an 
> ADC in this scenario - everything continues as it did previously.
> 
> See the thing is, she hasn't mentioned Exchange 2000 - just 
> an OS upgrade.
> You're jumping to the conclusion that she's upgrading her 
> application version as well, which she has stated isn't the case.
> 
> Now, for any Exchange administrative tasks to take place from 
> ADUC, then she would need an ADC.  To be able to see any 
> Exchange attributes in ADUC, she would need an ADC.
> 
> But for Exchange 5.5, the DS exists within the application - 
> the Domain account is used purely for security, not as a 
> directory service.  Exchange
> 5.5 will use either NT4, Win 2K AD, or Win2K3 AD for 
> authentication purposes.  It still uses the existing Exchange 
> DS for everything else.
> 
> 
> On 1/27/05 12:06 PM, "Sarbjit Singh Gill" 
> <ssgill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > 
> > Greetings Rick,
> > 
> > 
> > You are right about not needind ADC, but she would have to maintain 
> > the NT4 domain and W2K AD.
> > 
> >  But I am sure you need two accounts, one in NT4 domain and 
> the other 
> > in W2K AD.
> > 
> > First, the account in the NT domain which is used my the 
> user's PC to 
> > authenticate. Then when the user fires up OUTLOOK, which is 
> configured 
> > to use the Exchange 2000 Server, you would need to associate the 
> > mailbox in Exchange to a AD user (second account). You 
> could disable 
> > the AD users since the user won't be logging on using this 
> account but need the mailbox.
> > 
> > The mailbox rights in Exchange 2000 can be used to assign 
> permission 
> > to the NT User account. I can't remember what is righ is called.
> > 
> > Cheers
> > Gill
> > 
> > 
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Rick Boza [mailto:rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 9:28 PM
> >> To: [ExchangeList]
> >> Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Can I just move my current exchange 
> >> server 5.5 application from NT4 server to Windows 2000 
> server without 
> >> upgrading exchange server
> >> 
> >> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >> 
> >> If you're talking about a pure server OS upgrade (even if you then 
> >> introduce
> >> AD) you don't need the ADC.  You only need the ADC if you're 
> >> upgrading Exchange to E2K or E2K3.
> >> 
> >> If you really plan to stick with 5.5 as your mail server, 
> then adding 
> >> the ADC is an unnecessary complication.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> On 1/26/05 12:56 AM, "Sarbjit Singh Gill"
> >> <ssgill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> wrote:
> >> 
> >>> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >>> 
> >>> Exchange 5.5 is supported on Windows 2000. You do to need
> >> to use ADC
> >>> for sure. If you are upgrading your domain from NT4 to
> >> Windows 2000,
> >>> it would be better to move exchange 2000/exchange 2003.
> >>> 
> >>> Personally, it is easier for you to move from
> >>> NT4/Ex5.5 ---> Windows 2K/2K3/Ex2K/Ex2k3
> >>> 
> >>> rather then
> >>> 
> >>> NT4/Ex5.5 ---> Windows 2K and Ex 5.5. You must as well get
> >> the dirty
> >>> job done once.
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> Papers ? There are people in this list who run 5.5 on W2K.
> >> I remember
> >>> some posts before.
> >>> 
> >>> I think if there were any papers, they would be about moving to 
> >>> Exchange 2000/2003 and Windows 2000/2003 :D
> >>> 
> >>> Cheers
> >>> Sarbjit Gill
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> ---- Original message ----
> >>>> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:32:24 +0800
> >>>> From: Michelle Chan <mchan5@xxxxxxx>
> >>>> Subject: [exchangelist] Can I just move my current exchange
> >>> server 5.5 application from NT4 server to Windows 2000
> >> server without
> >>> upgrading exchange server
> >>>> To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>>> 
> >>>>   http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >>>>   Hello,
> >>>> 
> >>>>   Q1: is it possible to move the exchange 5.5 server
> >>>>   application from NT4 operating system to W2K server
> >>>>   without upgrading the exchange application (I want
> >>>>   to reduce  too many change at one time!)  Any
> >>>>   Microsoft article to support this?
> >>>> 
> >>>>   Q2: any migration tool available to alleviate the
> >>>>   risk?
> >>>> 
> >>>>   Thank you and best regards
> >>>>   Michelle Chan
> >>>>   Email: mchan5@xxxxxxx
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