Re: Upgrading from 2000 Server w/ Exchange 5.5

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Subject: Re: Upgrading from 2000 Server w/ Exchange 5.5
Posted by:  Oli Restorick [MVP] (o…
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006

Are you looking to upgrade the operating system from Windows 2000 Server to
Windows Server 2003 (or R2), or to go from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003
while leaving the server as is?

Or perhaps you are looking to move the complete installation to new hardware
while retaining the software you have.

If you're looking to go for the first option, be aware that Exchange 5.5
does not run under Windows Server 2003.  If you are looking to use Windows
Server 2003 but not upgrade Exchange, you'd have to deploy Windows Server
2003 on a different server.  You'd probably want to end up with the Windows
Server 2003 box being an additional domain controller in the current domain.

If you clarify your question, we can provide some specific advice.



"MHTB Matt" <MHTBMa…> wrote in message
> Hello, I'm looking for info on upgrading a single server currently running
> Windows 2000 Standard server with Exchange 5.5. This is the only server
> for a
> small business so it is also the DC. If anyone has any tips and can point
> me
> to any docs to help me with this scenerio I would apreaciate it. All the
> info
> im digging up from Microsoft support docs are talking about updating NT4
> with
> Exchange 5.5 but not 2000 with Exchange 5.5.
> Thanks!


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Upgrading from 2000 Server w/ Exchange 5.5 posted by MHTB Matt on Thu, 2 Mar 2006