shifting windows2003 stnd to windows2003 enterprise

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
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I am an engineer working in medium size enterprise organization. I installed windows server2003 standard 32 bit edition in one system and exchange server 2003 installed in anther system. DHCP server is separated from the above two.

1.       Now I want to move windows 2003 standard including DNS and Active directory to windows 2003 enterprise 64 bit edition including DNS and AD

2.       I don’t want move DHCP server which is in windows server 2003 standard 32 bit edition

3.       And also I want to install Exchange server2007 on windows 2003 enterprise 64 bit edition



Software/Hardware used:
windoes server2003

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1. If you are using separate hardware, promote your 64-bit OS to a DC and configure DNS. You would have to update the new DNS server IP address in DHCP and all static IP machines unless use the same IP address on your new server.
If you are using the same hardware, you have to demote the DC re-format and install a fresh copy of the 64-bit OS.

2. There is no need to move DHCP if it is on a separate Server.

3. It is not recommended to install Exchange on a domain controller. You need to prep the forest and domain which should be automatically done during the Exchange 2007 install. Once Exchange 2007 is installed and part of the existing environment, migrate mailboxes and public folders off of the Exchange 2003 server.

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  • Mnraohsl
    1. yes I want to use separate hardware. and I want to use same domain controller name. as you said can I create fresh domain controller with old name and update all Ips 2. I don’t want move DHCP server which is in separate server which is windows server 2003 enterprise 32 bit edition 3.you mean not suggesting both exchange dns sever on the same server please respond me
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  • mshen
    1. If you have another working domain controller currently, you can demote your 32-bit DC then shut it down and build the 64-bit machine with the same name and IP address. If you only have a single Domain controller, you would not be able to use the same name and IP unless you setup a temporary DC for your domain. 3. It is not recommended to have Exchange on the same server as Active Directory.
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