Windows 2000/Exchange 2000 migration question


R

riosch

Hello,

I'm in the process of migrating my domain from Windows 2000 to Windows
2003.

I currently have brought up two Windows 2003 domain controllers within
the domain, and I want to transfer the roles off of my Windows 2000 PDC
(which is also the Exchange 2000 server). My question is, if I transfer
the roles off of the Windows 2000 machine, will it break Exchange 2000?
I'm also going to upgrade to Exchange 2003 but it was my understanding
that I had to transfer the roles to 2003 before I brought up the new
Exchange box and started moving mailboxes. Any help is appreciated.
Thank you!

Chris
 
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J

Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]

(which is also the Exchange 2000 server). My question is, if I transfer
the roles off of the Windows 2000 machine, will it break Exchange 2000?
no

I'm also going to upgrade to Exchange 2003 but it was my understanding
that I had to transfer the roles to 2003 before I brought up the new
Exchange box and started moving mailboxes.

nope, not needed, but recommended.
it is also recommended to place exchange on a server that is not also a DC!


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R

riosch

Thank you!

I'm cleaning up a mess of an apparently clueless IT guy that was in
this place before me. I was shocked that Exchange was sitting on the
DC.
 

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