RE: New Exchange 2003 server in existing AD/DC environment

  • From: "Andrew English" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 20:00:43 -0500

Installing Exchange 2k3 on a AD is not recommended by Microsoft because
of security issues. 

With 350 users you may end up tanking the AD if you install Exchange 2k3
on it. Your client is better off buying another box and installing
Exchange 2k3 on it to save him/herself problems down the road. I also
hope they have an efficient backup system already in place. 


-----Original Message-----
From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 4:21 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] New Exchange 2003 server in existing AD/DC


One of my customers has a current, active AD and DC already installed
running in their organization but they do not have an Exchange server.
Now they want to add an Exchange 2003 Standard server.  They want the
Exchange server to fit into the existing AD.

I am used to setting up a stand-alone Exchange server in a brand new
environment where I also set up the AD and DC on the same server but not
this scenario with an existing and operational AD.  So what is the best
way to install Exchange 2003 in this scenario?  How do I enable the new
Exchange server in the existing AD?  Once it is in the AD, how do I
mail-enable selected users so their email will be going through
There will be about 350 users, is there a way to script this?


Mike Salim

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