Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

AD requirements for Exchange 2010

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • AD requirements for Exchange 2010

    We currently run a 2003 AD with exchange 2003. Before I start the migration process to Exchange 2010, I just want to confirm a few things?

    Will Exchange 2010 run in a 2003 AD? Do I need to prepare the Schema, or do I just need to prepare the Exchange Schema?

    Also, when I purchase Exchange Enterprise User CALs, will this allow me to install the latest Outlook client, or will I need to purchase a separate license for Outlook?

    Regards
    TK

  • #2
    Re: AD requirements for Exchange 2010

    Exch 2010 is supported in AD 2003 as long as your DCs are at least SP1. You do not have to upgrade the AD schema for a DC upgrade but you will update the schema for the Exch attributes.

    Having an ENT Exch Cal doesn't give you rights to Outlook. The Exch CAL is not related to Office CALs.
    JM @ IT Training & Consulting
    http://www.itgeared.com

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: AD requirements for Exchange 2010

      And to add one more point to the licencing question.
      Beside the Exchange Enterprise CAL you need also the Exchange Standard CAL. The EE CAL just gives you more features, for basic Exchange access the Exchange Standard CAL is needed.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: AD requirements for Exchange 2010

        I realise that I need the standard CAL plus the Enterprise CAL.

        So what you are saying is that I will need to purchase an license for Outlook as well as the user CALs.

        Some of our users are not office users, and hence have no office applications except Outlook express. So moving them to Outlook 2010 is going to be a costly venture.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: AD requirements for Exchange 2010

          You could always move them to OWA (outlook web app). It is not quite as full featured as full Outlook 2010 but is certainly on a par with 2007, and a major improvement over Outlook Express
          Tom Jones
          MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
          PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
          IT Trainer / Consultant
          Ossian Ltd
          Scotland

          ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: AD requirements for Exchange 2010

            The schema master role holder would need to be at least at SP1. As SP2 is the current service pack for Windows 2003, I always make sure that is done on all DCs depending on the feasability. Furthermore, GC needs to be on SP1 and one per site at least.

            Ensure that you are at Forest Functional level of Windows 2003 server.

            You'll need to ADPREP for Exchange 2010.

            Ensure enough time for the schema to replicate. Also, run the ADPREP on the schema master role holder. I also sometimes stop AD replication from that DC when doing so, incase it causes an issue. When you are happy that it hasn't effected the DC, you can start the AD replication. That way, you can always seize the Schema Mater role holder if you need to and remove the metadata for that DC and changes have not replicated to other DCs.

            Exchange comes with Standard and Enterprise server licensing. The only difference between the two is whether you want 5 DBs or 100 DBs.

            With regards to Client CALs, the Outlook version you purchase will determine the features available/Client CALS purchased and as pointed out, standard and enterprise versions exist.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: AD requirements for Exchange 2010

              In a single forest/domain environment you do not have to prep the domain/forest manually. The setup GUI will do everything for you.

              Simon.
              --
              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/

              Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: AD requirements for Exchange 2010

                Originally posted by FischFra View Post
                And to add one more point to the licencing question.
                Beside the Exchange Enterprise CAL you need also the Exchange Standard CAL. The EE CAL just gives you more features, for basic Exchange access the Exchange Standard CAL is needed.
                i didnt realise this, thanks
                Please do show your appreciation to those who assist you by leaving Rep Point https://www.petri.com/forums/core/im.../icon_beer.gif

                Comment

                Working...
                X