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  • transfering a DC from one machine to other with exchange.

    Hi,

    I need to transfer a DC with exchange server from one machine to another system since my hardware is having some problems. What are the things I should take care of?

    Looking forward to hear from you.
    Reeja

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    Things to do (I will not list them all, you do need to do some reading for yourself...):

    - Backup old server, System State and IS.

    - Install another server, same OS, same SP level. Make sure it's fully patched.

    - DCPROMO it to be a replica DC in the same domain.

    - Config it as GC.

    - Transfer FSMO roles to it.

    - Test to see it it works fine.

    - Install Exchange, same version (not a must), same Organisation, same Administrative Group, same SP level.

    - Move mailboxes via DSA.MSC.

    - Test.

    - Replicate Public Folders.

    - Test.

    - Configure the right SMTP Connector (if existing), routing group master, smart host, mail relay, FW settings, MX Record (if necessary), Offline Address Book server, RUS server.

    - Test.

    - Disconnect the old server from the network. Do not remove it, see if anything bad happens.

    - Uninstall old Exchange.

    - DCPROMO old DC.

    - Format old server.
    Cheers,

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

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      Not forgetting to move DHCP (if used) and DNS to the new server and update any clients and other servers with the new server as the secondary DNS server.
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      • #4
        Thanks

        Thank you so much

        Regards,
        Reeja

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