RE: Migration From Win2k to Win2k3

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 09:32:09 -0500

Hi Gautam,
The minimum requirements for your Active Directory is Windows 2000 SP4
for Exchange 2003, and you need to do a Forestprep and Domainprep from
Exchange 2003 install media before adding the first Exchange 2003
server. Also, remember to modify the non RFC compliant attributes by
following the article 314649 in MS KB, before running adprep for Windows
2003. This will help you avoid any conflicting attributes in the schema
later. Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2000 can co-exist in the same
organization in either mixed mode or native mode. In order to leverage
full benefits of Exchange 2003, you must have Windows 2003 AD and
Windows 2003 on all Exchange servers.




-----Original Message-----
From: Gautam [mailto:jkakkar@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 5:25 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Migration From Win2k to Win2k3

Hi ,
We have a live setup of about 6000 users running on Windows 2000 Adv
Server with Windows 2000 Enterprise Exchange.
I want to know that if I install a new windows 2k3 enterprise server and
win2k3 enterprise exchange on a cluster enviornment, will it replicate
with my existing setup of win2k.or i need to upgrade my existing setup
before going in for win2k3.

Also please let me know what steps should i take to move my exchange and
dc on the new setup.

Urgent help is required. 


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