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    i have HP G4 server with exchange 2003 standard edition with 2003 domain.

    can i able to upgrade exchange 2003 standard edition to exchange 2010 enterprise edition

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    Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

    Exchange 2010 will not upgrade -- you need to install it on a new server (must be Server 2008 ) then migrate from Exchange 2003.

    Check all the system requirements: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../aa996719.aspx
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    • #3
      Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

      can i upgrade from exchange 2003 standard to exchange 2007 enterprise

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      • #4
        Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

        Since you have to install a new server with Exchange 2007, yes you can use a EE license then.

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        • #5
          Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

          There are NO upgrade options from Exchange 2003.
          Your only option is to swing to a new installation on a different server. Doesn't matter if it is Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010.

          Exchange 2003 is 32 bit, Exchange 2007 and higher is 64 bit.

          Any particular reason you want to go to Exchange 2010 Enterprise if you are on standard edition of Exchange 2003? You gain nothing features wise and Exchange 2007 and higher at standard edition allows multiple databases of effectively unlimited size.

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          • #6
            Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

            I have HP G4 Server its 64 bit processor

            Our Exchange 2003 standard database size is nearing 75 GB, i need to find an alternative for that i did offline defragmentation several times & moved somes mails to PST still its growing so i want a Exchange Enterprise server.

            I tought if i go with latest version of Exchange Enterprise Version it will be useful but for that our server hardware won't support.

            Any idea to overcome this issue...

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            • #7
              Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

              If you want to upgrade your software, the only way around this issue would surely be to purchase hardware that will support it.
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              • #8
                Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

                You have two options here.

                1. Purchase Exchange 2010 Enterprise edition and use downgrade rights so that you can use Exchange 2003 Enterprise edition. Huge waste of money.

                2. Purchase Exchange 2010 Standard edition and migrate to that.

                Of the two, I would do the latter. You may well find that you can purchase Exchange 2010 standard, plus the CALs and whatever hardware upgrade is required for less than Enterprise edition of Exchange 2010. The only reason for Exchange 2010 Enterprise is the increased database support (from 4 on Standard to 50 on Enterprise).
                Just so it is clear - if you migrate to Exchange 2007 or higher, standard edition allows multiple databases of effectively unlimited size.

                Furthermore, the 75gb limit on Exchange 2003 is not hard enforced. It is a soft enforcement. An offline defrag is a waste of time, because the database limit takes in to account the amount of white space in the database. It is possible to have a database that is larger than 75gb and the database to work correctly.

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                • #9
                  Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

                  Thanks for all your replies

                  i read a article that we can directly upgrate from Exchange 2003 in windows 2003 environment to Exchange 2010.

                  here are the links

                  1.technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638130.aspx
                  2.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/upgrade-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/
                  My main concern is Hardware compatibility & OS compatibility,we have HP G4 server with 64 bit processor and windows 2003 server

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                  • #10
                    Re: upgrading exchange 2003 to 2010

                    Your first link states:

                    You can't perform an in-place upgrade from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.
                    You can add an additional server to your network running Exchange 2010, alongside the server running 2003.

                    To run Exchange 2010, you must procure supported hardware and a suitable OS.
                    Gareth Howells

                    BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

                    Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

                    Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                    "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                    "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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