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  • Installing Exchange 2010 in Windows 2008 R2

    We have 2 server running Win Server 2003. Both server is DC with Exchange 2003 (i know not recomended).
    There will be one new server coming to replace both server. The new server will also became a DC and Exchange. We plan to install OS Win Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2013.

    After I installed new server with Win 2008 R2....if i dcpromo the Win 2008 will it replicate all the DNS, AD from the Win 2003 DC?

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    Re: Installing Exchange 2010 in Windows 2008 R2

    You can't do what you want to do.
    There is no upgrade path from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013.
    You can go from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.

    Personally I would skip Windows 2008 R2. Deploy Windows 2012 instead. That allows two virtual machines per physical host. You can then have a domain controller and Exchange server in seperate VMs but on the same physical host. If you want to go to Exchange 2013 then you will need another machine as a temporary host for Exchange so that you can install Exchange 2010 somewhere and remove Exchange 2003.

    DCPROMO just makes another domain controller. If you have DNS installed then it will replicate that. However you have to move the FSMO roles etc yourself.

    DO NOT run DCPROMO on an Exchange server, and if the server has Exchange installed it must be a global catalog as well.

    Simon.
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      Re: Installing Exchange 2010 in Windows 2008 R2

      Ahhh....im aware of that. Actually we plan to install Exch 2010 first then upgrade it to Exch 2013.

      So meaning it will work. I just need to prepare below:
      1. Install the Win 2008 R2
      2. Prepare for the Exchange 2013 prerequisites - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...xchg.150).aspx
      3. DCPROMO the Win 2008 R2
      4. Installed Exchange 2010

      Are above step OK. ???

      After 1 month everything OK, then later remove the Exchange 2003

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      • #4
        Re: Installing Exchange 2010 in Windows 2008 R2

        There is no in place upgrade options for Exchange either.
        Therefore you can migrate to Exchange 2010, then you would have to migrate again on another machine to Exchange 2013.

        I still wouldn't recommend installing Exchange on a domain controller. If you insist, and it is against very strong recommendations, then DCPROMO before you install any pre-requisites.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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        • #5
          Re: Installing Exchange 2010 in Windows 2008 R2

          Thanks for ur replies...

          Below is the current situation


          Server b is going to be taken out soon (leased). We already purchase server c.
          Exchange 2013 also already ordered. Server a will remain.

          I will talk to the PIC and would recommend not to install everything on server c.
          I am following ur advise on this.

          my plan:
          1. make server a back as the primary,
          2. transfer all the mailbox, roles to server a
          3. point all client back to server a

          so far is it ok???
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