[ExchangeList] Re: Swing AD or Exchange

  • From: "Theresa Hadden-Martinez" <hadden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 19:01:45 -0600

A better suggestion might be to install Exchange on the new server, join it to 
the site and move mailboxes, etc. Exchange does not like it when you run 
dcpromo on it after installation. Either to promote or demote.


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Andrew English
Sent: Tue 04/04/2006 1:23 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Swing AD or Exchange

Currently I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 running dual Xeon, with 3GB of RAM which 
was setup by the IT guy before me running AD and Exchange 2003 Server.
I want to know what's the best plan of attack to swing either AD or Exchange 
2003 because yesterday the server tanked, I was able to get back up and stable 
again, however I think its probably I good ideal to separate the AD from 
Exchange so don't run into problems again.
Someone suggested to me that I created a new AD and replicate it with the 
existing one, once its fully replicated and everything is working to snuff move 
over the fsmo roles and demote the AD on the eXchange. I am wondering what else 
I am going to need to do after that's done so that Exchange doesn't whipe out. 

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