[ExchangeList] Re: Upgrading Exchange 2000 to 2003

  • From: "Carl Houseman" <c.houseman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:42:33 -0400

You cannot (it is unsupported) promote/demote a server which is already
running Exchange 2003 to/from a DC.
Beyond that, your future hardware plans are too vague to give specific
Your goal should be to run Exchange on a member server and leave Exchange
off the DC's, if they can afford to keep two servers running when it's all
done.  If they can afford to keep three servers running, then you should
have two DC's and one Exchange server.
And your next goal after that should be to have Windows 2003 SP2 on all
servers when finished.


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Wall
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 4:14 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Upgrading Exchange 2000 to 2003

Hello all,


   I am researching upgrading an Exchange 2000 environment to Exchange 2003
where the Exchange 2000 server is installed on a Domain Controller.  There
is only one DC and only one Exchange 2000 server (same box).


   First thing is to get another DC (global catalog) up and running on the


   Before introducing the first Exchange 2003 server, should I run DC Promo
and demote the server to a Member Server? 


   This is my first run in with Exchange 2000 on a DC during an upgrade
process - any pointers (or links) are greatly appreciated.





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