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  • Question

  • Hello Worldwide community,

    I would like to know if upgrading a windows 2008 standard server to enterprise where Exchange 2010 is installed is possible ? Or will I have to do a fresh install with the new OS and reinstall Exchange 2010 ?

    Thanks

    Marc

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 1:28 AM

Answers

  • Not supported and you will break some pieces in Exchange. ( the indexing for example)

     

     http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx

    If you're installing the Mailbox server role and you intend the server to be a member of a database availability group (DAG), you must be running the Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. The Standard Edition doesn't support the features needed for DAGs. You can't upgrade Windows when Exchange is installed on the server.

     

     

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 1:42 AM

All replies

  • Not supported and you will break some pieces in Exchange. ( the indexing for example)

     

     http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354.aspx

    If you're installing the Mailbox server role and you intend the server to be a member of a database availability group (DAG), you must be running the Enterprise Edition of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. The Standard Edition doesn't support the features needed for DAGs. You can't upgrade Windows when Exchange is installed on the server.

     

     

    Thursday, September 2, 2010 1:42 AM
  • So whats the supported solution?  

    1. Provision a new mailbox server (on Ent edition), dismount and move the existing databases across?
    2. then remove the original mailbox server  (or rebuild using Ent endition if you want a second mailbox server in that site)

    A

    Friday, September 3, 2010 8:51 AM
  • Bring up a new mailbox server with Windows Enterprise, install Exchange and move mailboxes to the databases on the new server, or use database portability, though moving mailboxes is probably the easiest.

     

    Friday, September 3, 2010 2:59 PM