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  • Windows 2000 DC upgrade to 2003 DC Exchange 2003 already installed

    Hello,

    I've walked into a business where I have to basically upgrade everything. There is currently only 1 2000 DC which has to be replaced. Exchange 2003 is already installed on a 2003 server.

    What I need to know is if the upgrade of the 2000 DC for Exchange 2003 would cover the forestprep and domainprep problem?

    or do I still need to go through
    forestprep
    domainprep

    install 2003 as standard and then run.
    dcpromo


    or can i just skip to installing 2003
    install
    DNS
    DHCP

    and running dcpromo?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Windows 2000 DC upgrade to 2003 DC Exchange 2003 already installed

    Is the 2003 server where exchange is installed on a DC as well? If it is then forest prep / domain prep have already been run.

    I'm actually not too sure whether the 2003 forest prep / domain prep covers the 2003 server schema updates aswell. It shouldn't cause any issues running the forest prep / domain prep again. Check out the folllowing article and check out the log files on the DC:

    http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_adprep.htm

    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
    www.m80arm.co.uk
    MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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    • #3
      Re: Windows 2000 DC upgrade to 2003 DC Exchange 2003 already installed

      Sorry.

      The DC is a windows 2000 server.
      Exchange 2003 resides on another server which is running 2003 server.

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