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    I currently have Win 2003 Server DC w/ Exchange 2003 running on it. Over the past year our 60 user network has grown to 98 users in DC. Now I'm to the point where I would like to move Exchange off of our DC and install it on a 2nd backup DC.
    Is this a difficult process?

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    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from DC...

    Bear in mind that it is not recommended for Exchange to be installed on a DC, it should be a member server.

    Sembee's guide to doing a swing migration should be a useful starting point.
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      Re: Move Exchange 2003 from DC...

      Nope - it isn't hard. Just as long as you follow my guide and take your time.

      Simon.
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        Re: Move Exchange 2003 from DC...

        My 2003 Server is called Server03. When I migrate Exchange 2003 off of it - I want that server to be named Server04 and then have Exchange 2003 removed from Server03 - is that possible with this guide?

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          Re: Move Exchange 2003 from DC...

          Yes.
          I actually encourage the use of a new name for the server. Makes life a lot easier.

          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 from DC...

            i want to keep my DC (server 2003) the same name - and move the exchange to a different server with a new name.

            Is that what you mean?

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            • #7
              Re: Move Exchange 2003 from DC...

              Yes thats fine. It is trying to use the same server name that causes problems.

              Simon.
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              Simon Butler
              Exchange MVP

              Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
              More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
              Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
              In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

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