I am trying to build an Exchange 2003 test server in a lab environ. The live server is a Windows 2003 SP1 domain controller and global catalog unfortunately! I inherited this scenario.
Anyway, i am installing a new DC onto the existing domain and making it a global catalog. I then am moving it to the test network. removiung the "real" Ex 2003 server from its AD and DNS. I then install Ex 2003 using the "disaster recovery" switch. All goes well until i rename the server to be the same as the live server.
The reason i have to do this is i want to run a restore from a backup of the live server to the test server.
The server names should be the same should they not?
The server wont boot whenever i rename it.
Any help would be very appreciated!
October 2, 2006 12:34 PM
October 11, 2006 4:18 AM