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  • I have an existing exchange 2007 server installed on a win2k3 server on a win2k3 domain.  I am wanting to migrate it to a win2k8 server on exchange 2007.  I have installed the server 2k8 server and put it in the domain.  I am thinking I can now install the exchange 2007 server on the new 2k8 server and then move the mail accounts from exchange 2007 on the 2k3 server, to exchange 2007 on the new 2k8 server.  Just wondering if the two copies can coexist ok for the variable number of days it will take to move from exchange on the 2003 server.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:08 AM

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  • On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 02:08:05 +0000, mmark751969 wrote:
     
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    >I have an existing exchange 2007 server installed on a win2k3 server on a win2k3 domain. I am wanting to migrate it to a win2k8 server on exchange 2007. I have installed the server 2k8 server and put it in the domain. I am thinking I can now install the exchange 2007 server on the new 2k8 server and then move the mail accounts from exchange 2007 on the 2k3 server, to exchange 2007 on the new 2k8 server. Just wondering if the two copies can coexist ok for the variable number of days it will take to move from exchange on the 2003 server.
     
    Yes, they can.
     
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    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:16 AM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:37 AM

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  • On Tue, 19 Apr 2011 02:08:05 +0000, mmark751969 wrote:
     
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    >I have an existing exchange 2007 server installed on a win2k3 server on a win2k3 domain. I am wanting to migrate it to a win2k8 server on exchange 2007. I have installed the server 2k8 server and put it in the domain. I am thinking I can now install the exchange 2007 server on the new 2k8 server and then move the mail accounts from exchange 2007 on the 2k3 server, to exchange 2007 on the new 2k8 server. Just wondering if the two copies can coexist ok for the variable number of days it will take to move from exchange on the 2003 server.
     
    Yes, they can.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:16 AM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:37 AM
  • ok.  thanks.  One installation of exchange 2007, the one on the win 2003 server, is at exchange sp1.  The newest installation of exchange 2007, on on win server 2008, will be exchange sp3.  This can still coexist good with this arrangement. 
    Monday, April 25, 2011 11:52 AM
  • On Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:52:59 +0000, lpennington wrote:
     
    >ok. thanks. One installation of exchange 2007, the one on the win 2003 server, is at exchange sp1. The newest installation of exchange 2007, on on win server 2008, will be exchange sp3. This can still coexist good with this arrangement.
     
    I'd get that E2K3 up-to-date first. Latest SP etc.
     
    Update the existing E2K7 to SP3 before you install the new E2K7
    server. You don't want to mix-n-match.
     
    Other than that you're okay.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:36 AM
  • Heard some people have had a pretty rough time installing sp3(bsods, owa not working, etc..).  Any commonality to these issues or is it random.   
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:14 AM
  • On Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:14:43 +0000, lpennington wrote:
     
    >Heard some people have had a pretty rough time installing sp3(bsods, owa not working, etc..). Any commonality to these issues or is it random.
     
    BSOD happens because of processes that run in system-mode. Exchange
    runs in application-mode.
     
    I doubt you'll find very many "we installed SP3 and everything works
    great!" posts in newsgroups/forums. Nobody complains when it all just
    works.
     
    Most of the "it doesn't work" things you read about are
    misconfigurations/tweaks/missing patches/lack of testing/etc.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:47 PM
  • Yes good point. The current exchange 2007 server is at exchange sp1.  Is there any issue in going straight from exchange sp1 to sp3. 

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:16 AM
  • On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:16:52 +0000, lpennington wrote:
     
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    >Yes good point. The current exchange 2007 server is at exchange sp1. Is there any issue in going straight from exchange sp1 to sp3.
     
    None that I know of. Just be sure to install the latest rollup after
    updating to SP3.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:15 AM