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  • Procedure for extending Schema for Exchange 2010SP3

    I can find the procedure for 2013
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb125224.aspx
    But don't seem to be able to find the one for 2010 at technet. But I am assuming that if I already have Exchange 2003SP2 running in my environment, then I can just run setup.com /prepareAD (without the organizationaname switch), to extend the schema.

    But can I do this several days before I actually install Exchange 2010? Lets say I perform this on the first of a month, and then install Exchange 2010 on the 15th of that same month, so for two weeks I will be running Exchange 2003SP2, but I will have extended the schema.

    Can that lead to problems with the existing Exchange 2003SP2 environment?
    Forget to add, its a single forest, single domain, single site AD.
    Last edited by Balthier; 4th November 2013, 13:10.

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    Re: Procedure for extending Schema for Exchange 2010SP3

    This is probably what you're looking for:

    http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchang...ive-directory/

    AFAIK, there's no harm in extending the Schema in advance of the upgrade/migration. It won't do any harm to extend the Schema even if you never upgrade/migrate to Exchange 2007/2010/2013.

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    • #3
      Re: Procedure for extending Schema for Exchange 2010SP3

      Ok, so from what I gather is that if I have Exchange 2003SP2 in my environment, I have three options for extending schema

      Option 1
      1. setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions or setup /pl
      2. setup /PrepareSchema
      3. setup /PrepareAD

      Option 2
      1. setup /PrepareSchema
      2. setup /PrepareAD

      Option 3
      1. setup /PrepareAD

      No need to specify the organization name, as that container already exists in cn=Microsoft Exchange,cn=services,cn=configuration,dc=domain,dc =local
      Also I do not need to run setup /preparedomain, as setup /prepareAD takes care of that (its a single Forest, single Domain AD)?

      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...xchg.141).aspx

      http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...s-answers.aspx
      Last edited by Balthier; 4th November 2013, 19:15.

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      • #4
        Re: Procedure for extending Schema for Exchange 2010SP3

        You have another option - don't prepare the domain in advance at all.
        In a single domain forest it is not a requirement to run prep manually. The setup application will do it for you.
        I only run prep manually if there are multiple domains in the forest or there are multiple sites and there is a concern over replication.

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        • #5
          Re: Procedure for extending Schema for Exchange 2010SP3

          Would you recommend preparing the domain in advance or not?
          Also, since its a single domain, single site AD, there will be no need to run setup /preparedomain, as setup /prepareAD takes care of that, right?

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          • #6
            Re: Procedure for extending Schema for Exchange 2010SP3

            I don't see any reason to do so in your scenario.

            Simon.
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            Simon Butler
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            • #7
              Re: Procedure for extending Schema for Exchange 2010SP3

              Exchange 2010 will be deployed through System Center Configuration Manager, as a part of an OSD Task Sequence. And I don't know what options they are going to use during installation of Exchange. Also the account used for deployment of Exchange won't be schema admin for obvious reasons. Therefore I want to make sure that schema is extended before Exchange 2010 is deployed, so they don't run into any problems during deployment of Exchange.

              But if I want to perform this in several steps, I just need to do this

              1. setup /PrepareLegacyExchangePermissions
              2. setup /PrepareSchema
              3. setup /PrepareAD

              Since its a single domain AD, I don't need to run setup /preparedomain?

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