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  • Exchange Migration 2000, 2003, 2007

    Hi,

    We plan to migrate our mail server to Exchange 2007. But our domain still Windows 2000. It seams we need to update the domain to 2003 before. But we are not ready to do so.
    We are planning to migrate to the mid-version Exchange 2003 to resolve our immediate problem of database size.

    I am listing our configuration and the steps we plan to do. We are worry about the results, I mean the Forest and AD impact regarding our setup. May you comment or recommend ideas about this migration.

    ** Current configuration **
    SERVER1: Windows 2000, DC, AD, DNS, WINS, DHCP, Exchange 2000
    SERVER2: Windows 2000, DC (backup)
    SERVER3 to 5: Windows 2000 Members
    SERVER6: Windows 2003 Member, SQL 2003

    ** Planned configuration ** (Phase#1)
    SERVER1: Windows 2000, DC, AD, DNS, WINS, DHCP
    SERVER2: Windows 2000, DC (backup)
    SERVER3 to 5: Windows 2000 Members
    SERVER6: Windows 2003 Member, SQL 2003
    SERVER7: Windows 2003 R2 Member, Exchange 2003
    WORKSTATIONS: Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2003

    step1: Install SERVER7 a new server Windows 2003 as member and Exchange 2003
    step2: Install Anti-Virus
    step3: Test the server with some dummy mailboxes
    step4: Migrate the mailboxes from Exchange 2000 to 2007 using import and export tool from Outlook (PST) (about 50 mailboxes)
    step5: Tests some mailboxes (connect with Outlook 2000, 2003 and 2007)
    step6: Redirect all smtp traffic to SERVER7
    step7: Uninstall Exchange 2000 from Add/Remove Programs on Server1

    ** Planned configuration ** (Phase#2, within 6 months)
    SERVER1: Windows 2003, DC, AD, DNS, WINS, DHCP
    SERVER2: Windows 2003, DC (backup)
    SERVER3 to 5: Windows 2000 Members
    SERVER6: Windows 2003 Member, SQL 2003
    SERVER7: Windows 2003 R2 Member, Exchange 2007

    step1: Power-Off SERVER2
    step2: In place upgrade of SERVER1 from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003
    step3: Test the new DC
    step4: Format and Reinstall SERVER2 as SERVER8 with Windows 2003
    step5: Insert SERVER8 as DC in this domain
    step6: Migration SERVER7 to Exchange 2007

    Best Regards,

    ANormand

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    Re: Exchange Migration 2000, 2003, 2007

    See my reply at the Exchange 2007 forum...
    CNE 5, CCA, MCSE NT4.0-2003, MCSE 2003 messaging, Exchange Server MVP.
    Tzahi Kolber - IT Supervisor
    Polycom Israel.

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    • #3
      Re: Exchange Migration 2000, 2003, 2007

      Double posting is not allowed here. You should follow the forum rules.

      User banned for 2 weeks.
      Cheers,

      Daniel Petri
      Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
      MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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