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Cluster - 2.Jul.2004 9:56:00 AM   
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I have a question.

I plan to Install a new server with AD,DNS and Exchange 2003 Ent.
If I later want to move to a Cluster, is it possible to by a new server and a separate disc storage and create a cluster?
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RE: Cluster - 5.Jul.2004 11:30:00 AM   
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No, you can't just add the existing Exchange server to a cluster.

To get the Exchange version with cluster support you have to install Exchange on an existing cluster.

So, what you have to do is:
1. Uninstall Exchange
2. Create the cluster
3. Install Exchange
4. Restore from backup.

Or a better alternative:
1. By two new servers for the cluster
2. When you have the exchange cluster up and
running, migrate your old server to the
cluster
3. Uninstall Exchange from your old server and
leave it as a DC/DNS server.

There's some issues to think about when having AD and DNS on the cluster nodes. (Not recommended)

Windows 2003 cluster nodes as Domain Controllers:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281662

Regards,
Michael Lundgren

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