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Upgrading from Exchange 2000 to 2010 - 27.Jun.2011 11:01:35 AM   


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I am posting this because I'm sure someone has already gone through what I'm about to do, and can help with their experience...

From what i understand you cannot move from a Windows 2000 Domain with Exchange 2000 to a 2008 R2 Domain with Exchange 2010.

When attempting to upgrade the Schema on a 2000 DC to implement a 2008 R2 DC you get a message saying that itís not possible due to the Exchange 2000 server.

My Goal of course is to implement a 2008 R2 DC and install a separate 2008 R2 server with Exchange 2010 on it. Then move the mailboxes with lucid8 digiscope.

Can someone please help me with solid advice?
My guess is that I will need to install a temporary 2003 server, promote it to a DC and raise the forest to ????.
Then install a 2008 R2 server with Exchange 2010?
Then once the mailboxes are moved, introduce the 2008 R2 Domain.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Upgrading from Exchange 2000 to 2010 - 27.Jun.2011 11:05:32 AM   


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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998604.aspx answers your question

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RE: Upgrading from Exchange 2000 to 2010 - 27.Jun.2011 11:31:35 AM   


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I'm not quite sure what level of advice you're asking for here. I think it sounds like you want to set up a totally new AD Forest and put a fresh 2010 install into it. It that right? If you need help on that I think you should hire a consultant for two one-day sessions; one day to give you the low down and what you need to get and then a second day a few weeks later to come and actually start you off.
If you want to do it yourself there are articles and YouTube video's on how to do that: http://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ie=UTF-8&ion=1&nord=1#sclient=psy&hl=en&authuser=0&nord=1&site=webhp&source=hp&q=install%20active%20directory%202008%20r2&pbx=1&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=74320bbe8d23f39f&ion=1&biw=1280&bih=709&ion=1&pf=p&pdl=300

But I don't know at what level you are at.

You need to explain a little less about what you have and more on how you might want to get there. Examples - do you want a new forest and recreate everything or do you want to possibly go through exchange 2003 and use a technet eval of the software to go through your process.


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RE: Upgrading from Exchange 2000 to 2010 - 1.Jul.2011 12:19:23 PM   


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I'm at a point where I have retired both 2000 DC's with a 2003 DC and raised the forest to a 2003 level.
There is still an Exchange 2000 server in the environment.

From what I understand neither exchange version 2000 and 2010 will know of one another if introduced. So since I want to have a fresh exchange environment I believe I could just install exchange 2010 onto the domain.
I will then create all mailboxes from scratch.... Except, what then happens in A.D??? Can I do what I want to? Or must I move to a 2003 Exchange environment to then move to a 2010 exchange environment just for the purposes of Active Directory?
Point is I donít care about using Microsoft to move the mailboxes. I would rather re-create all mailboxes and start from scratch. But at the same time, I need to keep the exchange 2000 environment in production until the exchange 2010 server is ready to go live



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RE: Upgrading from Exchange 2000 to 2010 - 2.Jul.2011 2:14:51 PM   


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Have already posted here.

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