[ExchangeList] Re: installing and additional exchange 2003 server

  • From: "Rick Boza" <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:26:07 -0400

It was most likely done this way in an attempt to manage the exchange infrastructure as a resource rather than in the other domains.  The person implementing most likely considered the domain to be a security boundary (which it was considered to be, before Stuart Kwan finally admitted that didn't work, but that's another story).

I would still recommend just replicating what you have if you are facing an imminent failure.  After you stabilize you can step back, design carefully, understand the business requirements (which were possibly the driver for the current design) and then implement what makes sense.

I'm not saying you can't design on the fly - I am saying it's a really bad idea.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 5:59 AM, Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Ok Guys,


I have been onsite and it is a bit more complicated than I thought. Here is the situation.


3 domains


domian A, Domain B, and Domian C


Domian a for staff, Domain b for students and domain C host the exchange server.


Domain A and B both have access to the Exchange server in C. Now the plan is to install a new server in Domain A and then migrate the users over.


Now my question is, those the standard swing migration process still apply.


I suspect that I would have to run Forest and Domain Prep on Domain A. Once doen would the New server find the existing exchange server organisation?


I just need to know what to expect. I can not understand why it was done this way in the first place, but somehow it has to be fixed.


Whats other options are available?





----- Original Message ----
From: Simon Butler <simon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; "msexchange@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <msexchange@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 5:55:44 PM
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: installing and additional exchange 2003 server

If you know your way around Exchange, then my migration guide will be of assistance.
You don't need to prep, because that is a domain change, not a server specific change.

Simon Butler
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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick
Sent: 20 October 2008 17:08
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; msexchange@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] installing and additional exchange 2003 server

Hi Guys,
I have just been told to migrate users away from a failing exchange server to another box. Juts wondering if anyone can point me to some solid documetaion on how to do this.
I intend to install a new exchange 2003 server into the existing organisation, once done, migrate the users, and at a later date take the old server offline.
This is somewhat blind to me, as i do not have full details of the site yet, but wondering if i will need to go through the same steps in setting up the first exchange server in the ORG. Will I have to run domain and forest prep.
 I think I have a deadline of Friday to have it all sorted, so need to start gathering as much infor as possible.

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