RE: Upgrading from 2000 to 2003

  • From: "Brandon San Miguel" <BSanMiguel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2005 14:10:10 -0600

Yes.. Exchange 2000 will not run on a Windows 2003 Server. You have to
upgrade the Exchange software first then the OS later. Exchange 2003 has
a deployment software that comes with the CD that guides you to either
upgrade the existing exchange server from 2K to 2K3 or install brand
new. Its really easy and took me about 1 hr to complete everything. I
did an upgrade on an existing server since we only had 1 email server. 

FYI: if you have any front-end servers, those either need to be removed
if you don't need them anymore or upgraded FIRST before your back-end
servers get done. Also there are some connectors and Mobile Information
Services also have to be removed prior to any upgrades. There is a TID
on microsoft website that explains everything. 

Brandon San Miguel
Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Network Engineer
Ph: 210-444-5152

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Chauv [mailto:chrisc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 1:50 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Upgrading from 2000 to 2003

Hi all,

Can someone tell me what is the correct upgrade path. I currently have
an Exchange Server 2000 running on Windows 2000 in a Windows 2000 AD
Domain. Eventually I want to upgrade both the domain and Exchange to
2003. Should I leave the domain intact first and upgrade the server to
20003 and  then exchanger server to 2003 or do the opposite? Please
advise. Thank you.

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