[ExchangeList] Re: Moving Single Exchange Server 2003 to another Box

  • From: "Sanjay Nadimpalli \(ESS-IT\)" <SanjayN@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 19:03:33 +0530



Running Exchange on the Domain controller is not recommended in the first
place. How ever if there is no choice you can follow the steps mentioned




1)       Install Windows 2003 Ent with SP1 and latest patches

2)       Promote it as Additional Domain Controller and configure DNS

3)       Make it as GC

4)       Configure this IP as Primary DNS to all clients

5)       Transfer all 5 FMSO roles to the new box

6)       Introduce exchange in the same admin group

7)       Move all mailbox's to the new exchange server

8)       Replicate all PF's if you have on the old server

9)       uninstall exchange from the old box

10)   de-promote old DC



You will have to consider moving other sevices also such as DHCP or WINS etc
if you have







From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mitul Zaveri
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2006 6:33 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Moving Single Exchange Server 2003 to another Box




We are having Single Server Exchange 2003 Enterprise Edition with Active
directory on the same box with Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition hosting
approx. 25 users / mailboxes. We need to move this setup to a new hardware
keeping the existing settings as it. Can you give us an insight on the
process of which the best practice to follow the same.


Thanks & Regards
Mitul Zaveri



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