RE: Windows 2003 Active Directory

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 15:40:06 -0800

> When I upgraded to AD from NDS I did not really understand the
> ramifications of using one of my public domain names as our AD domain
> name, nor did the service integrator I engaged.  Nor did they realise
> that exchange should not be installed on a DC.  As such I am now
> planning a domain rename, as well as demoting the DC with exchange to a
> member server,

Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but demoting a server that is
both a DC and Exchange will cause additional problems. (Like you really want
more.) The problem is Exchange has to connect to a DC, and one that is a GC.
If Exchange is installed on a DC, it will look to itself for AD only. You
will need to research this as there are KB on how to change the DC Exchange
looks for.

John Tolmachoff
eServices For You

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