[ExchangeList] Re: Swing AD or Exchange

  • From: "William Holmes" <wtholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 23:15:56 -0400

Assuming you have an equivalent server to move to that is the cleanest "fix".
Of course this assumes that the server tanking was caused by having both AD
and Exchange on the same server.

Although having Exchange and AD on the same server is not ideal it is a
supported configuration. Do you have any additional domain controllers
already or is this the only one?  I assumed based on your statement of moving
FSMO roles that this was your only domain controller. If it is, my first
priority would be to create an additional domain controller.  The current
server is overkill for this role and unless the collocation of Exchange and
AD is directly related to your sever having trouble it seems like adding the
additional disruptions of moving all the mailboxes would not be warranted. 








From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Theresa
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:02 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Swing AD or Exchange


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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