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  • My question is which one need to migration first. Active Directory 2003 to 2012 R2 and FFL & DFL or Exchange Server 2007 to 2013.

    Md. Ramin Hossain

    Monday, April 6, 2015 4:43 AM

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  • By having Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU13 or later, your Exchange Servers support having DCs running Windows Server 2012 R2. More here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    As long as this condition is true, you can proceed by upgrading your DCs to Windows Server 2012 R2 first and then your Exchange Servers to 2013 or you can start with Exchange first and then upgrade your DCs.

    If your Exchange Server is not respecting the patching level I already shared then it needs to be at least SP3 RU10 to be able to coexist with Exchange Server 2013. More details in the link I already shared.


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    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:26 AM
    Monday, April 6, 2015 5:41 PM

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  • My question is which one need to migration first. Active Directory 2003 to 2012 R2 and FFL & DFL or Exchange Server 2007 to 2013.

    Domain. For Exchange installation and upgrading to 2013, you need to make sure that your domain controllers can understand attributes of exchange 2013. Besides if you have DC/Exch on the same server which is 2003 is not supported. Because Windows Server 2003 is not supported.

    Migrate your domain to at least 2008 R2 and then proceed with Exchange 2013.


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    • Proposed as answer by Devaraj G Monday, April 6, 2015 12:57 PM
    Monday, April 6, 2015 6:39 AM
  • Hi Mahdi,

    Thanks for your reply. My all windows server version is Windows 2003 R2 x64 Standard. 


    Md. Ramin Hossain

    Monday, April 6, 2015 6:46 AM
  • Hi Mahdi,

    Thanks for your reply. My all windows server version is Windows 2003 R2 x64 Standard. 

    Then you need to upgrade your domain controllers first then go with DFL 2008 R2 or 2012 and then install a 2012 or 2008 R2 and migrate exchange.


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    Monday, April 6, 2015 7:05 AM
  • By having Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU13 or later, your Exchange Servers support having DCs running Windows Server 2012 R2. More here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    As long as this condition is true, you can proceed by upgrading your DCs to Windows Server 2012 R2 first and then your Exchange Servers to 2013 or you can start with Exchange first and then upgrade your DCs.

    If your Exchange Server is not respecting the patching level I already shared then it needs to be at least SP3 RU10 to be able to coexist with Exchange Server 2013. More details in the link I already shared.


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Ahmed MALEK

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    My Linkedin Profile

    My MVP Profile

    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by Vivian_Wang Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:26 AM
    Monday, April 6, 2015 5:41 PM