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Adding W2K8 R2 domain controller to domain - effect on Exchange? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Current domain configuration:

    2 domain controllers - W2K3 SP2

    DFL = W2K3

    FFL = W2K3

    Exchange 2007 SP2 RU 10 (one server with CA,HT,MB roles).

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    I'm planning to replace one of the W2K3 domain controllers with a W2K8 R2 DC. In fact, I will use the same hardware.

    My question is: will adding a W2K8 R2 DC have any effect on Exchange operations?

    Are there any known problems or issues that forum members have encountered?

    I have already run the ADPREP /FORESTPREP and /DOMAINPREP commands, with no problems encountered.

    Thank you in advance!

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:09 PM

Answers

  • You should be fine adding DC.

    For Exchange sake, also make it Global Catalog. During the swicth/upgrade make sure that there exists a GC otherwise Exchange wont be happy until you get a GC up and running.

     

     


    lasse at humandata dot se, http://anewmessagehasarrived.blogspot.com
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:51 PM
  • Fully Supported:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623.aspx

    Exchange Server Supportability Matrix

     

     

    Im not aware of any issues and havent seen any myself.

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:51 PM

All replies

  • You should be fine adding DC.

    For Exchange sake, also make it Global Catalog. During the swicth/upgrade make sure that there exists a GC otherwise Exchange wont be happy until you get a GC up and running.

     

     


    lasse at humandata dot se, http://anewmessagehasarrived.blogspot.com
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:51 PM
  • Fully Supported:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623.aspx

    Exchange Server Supportability Matrix

     

     

    Im not aware of any issues and havent seen any myself.

    Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:51 PM