[ExchangeList] Re: Swing AD or Exchange

  • From: "Andrew English" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2006 23:43:16 -0400

Yes there is a second AD running, however its running Windows 2000 Server and 
Blackberry Enterprise Server too. I am not sure if BES needs to be running on a 
AD machine or not since I have never installed it from scratch before or worked 
with it much. 


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of William Holmes
Sent: Tue 04/04/2006 11:15 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Swing AD or Exchange

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 Hadden-Martinez
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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