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    Okay here is a quick look at our current setup"

    server1 = gc FSMO
    server2 = gc
    server3 = dc
    server4 = Exchange Server 2000 (member server)
    server5-15 = member servers

    We want to demote the DC (server3), but for exchange 2000 to work correctly it is going to have to have a dc correct?or can it run on two GC'S? we will eventually run a 3rd DC but not right away. If not we can make server2 a DC and demote it from GC. Can DSAccess function correctly? I am not an exhcange expert so I want a little guidence on this.
    What do I know, I am only 26.

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    Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

    A GC will already be a DC so no probs.
    GC just means global catalog. It keeps a full copy of every object in the Active Directory.

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

      so there should be no issues with exchange using it as a configuration controller and a gc/dc
      What do I know, I am only 26.

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      • #4
        Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

        no probs at all assuming it is in the same site
        cheers
        Andy

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        • #5
          Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

          thansk, we have also noticed that it is in MIXED mode and not in NATIVE mode, we need to change that since we are not running any old exchange servers. Would there be any risks involved change that operation?
          What do I know, I am only 26.

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          • #6
            Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270143/en-us

            I've personally never had any issue with changing it but obviously the normal caveats about backups etc would stand.
            cheers
            Andy

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            • #7
              Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

              only question that i see from this change is the ADC. Would it be feasible to just disable the ADC service ont he exchange only, or does it need to be disabled on all win2k servers?
              What do I know, I am only 26.

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              • #8
                Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

                ADC? Do you have any Exchange 5.5 servers? If not then you don't need the ADC. Remove it.

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                • #9
                  Re: GC/DC exchange 2000

                  Nope only exchange 2000, so next step is taking out the ADC, thens witching to NATIVE Mode.

                  Cant wait till we get our exchange 2007 server though
                  What do I know, I am only 26.

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