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    Hi,

    We currently have exchange 2003 installed on a 2003 DC. We have purchased another server so we can move Exchange on to it. I have read several post on the net but getting confused about the safest way to proceed and seek advice.

    Can you have more than one DC on a domain?

    I was thinking of running AD setup on the new server and choosing additional DC for existing domain. Will this replicate my first DC or will I have a new AD?

    Would I now install Exchange on to the new server using the CD? How would i get the exchange data across?

    Some simple steps on how I should proceed would be most appreciated as we are scared of losing our mail history.

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Move exchange 2003 to new server

    It is best practises NOT to install Exchange on to a domain controller. Therefore if you can avoid doing so I would. It makes life a lot easier.

    You can have as many domain controllers as you like in a domain, even if the first server is SBS.

    As for moving the data, you want to do a swing migration. I have the process on my web site here: http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp however it does not tell you exactly what to click and where, that is all documented on Microsoft's Technet site.

    Simon.
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      Re: Move exchange 2003 to new server

      Thanks for the responce. Your website is very informative.

      I have taken your advice and decided not to run AD on the new server and just connected it to my domain.
      Now, because Exchange is currently installed on our DC am I correct in thinking that I do not need to perform a forest/domain prep before installing Exchange on the new member server?

      Also, As the new server will have a different name what are the problems I might run into? Will it just be configuring outlook to point to a new server? will there be any Exchange side complications? I do not mind having to go around 40 computers to fix outlook problems, just more concerned at the exchange side.

      I am just trying to gather as much information before taking the plunge.

      Thanks in advance.

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        Re: Move exchange 2003 to new server

        Prep is a domain setting, not a server setting. Therefore you don't have to run it again.

        The whole point of the swing migration method and having both machines running with Exchange is so that you don't have to touch every machine. Outlook will redirect itself automatically. No intervention required by the user or the admin.

        As long as you follow the correct procedure then using another machine name is not a problem. It is the only way I do migrations and I have a 100% success rate.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

        Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
        More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
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          Re: Move exchange 2003 to new server

          thanks simon

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