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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I would like to add a second CCR cluster to my organization. The existing servers are Exchange 2007 SP3 with Update Roll-up 5. They also have Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise. I was wondering if it is OK if I build the new CCR nodes with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1. I will be moving mailboxes to the new cluster, so I have to make sure that this is compatible.

    Thanks!

    Friday, March 22, 2013 7:18 PM

Answers

  • My interpretation of this TechNet article:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607226(v=EXCHG.80).aspx

    is that it is supported with a new installation of Exchange 2007 SP3.

    You didn't ask, but I'd strongly recommend going with Exchange 2010 or 2013.  The DAG is way better than CCR.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."


    Saturday, March 23, 2013 3:41 AM

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  • My interpretation of this TechNet article:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607226(v=EXCHG.80).aspx

    is that it is supported with a new installation of Exchange 2007 SP3.

    You didn't ask, but I'd strongly recommend going with Exchange 2010 or 2013.  The DAG is way better than CCR.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."


    Saturday, March 23, 2013 3:41 AM
  • Hello

    You can create a new CCR setup if you wish and move mailboxes afterwards if needed.


    Thanks Prem P Rana MCSA Messaging 2003 MCSE 2003 Server MCTS MCITP Exchange 2007, 2010 Gurgaon, India http://blogs.msexchange-experts.com

    Monday, March 25, 2013 1:06 PM
  • hi wedqwdqwedwd,

    Any updates?


    Frank Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:16 AM
  • Thanks Ed!

    The plan is to just keep Exchange 2007 alive until next year when they move to Office 365. I know that transitioning to Exchange 2010 would make the trip the Office cloud easier, but they don't want the upheaval of going to a new version (even though they could do online mailbox moves if it was 2010!).

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 4:13 PM
  • On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:13:16 +0000, wedqwdqwedwd wrote:
     
    >The plan is to just keep Exchange 2007 alive until next year when they move to Office 365. I know that transitioning to Exchange 2010 would make the trip the Office cloud easier, but they don't want the upheaval of going to a new version (even though they could do online mailbox moves if it was 2010!).
     
    You only need a co-existence server (with HT and CAS roles) to use
    on-prem servers with O365. BTDT and I didn't even get a t-shirt. :-(
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:49 PM
  • Yep, Rich is right, so you ought to go ahead and just install the Exchange 2010 now.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 10:32 PM