This may seem a dumb question but....
I inherited a single exchange server that has not been updated for quite a while (years) and only has a 2GB primary drive that cannot hold any service packs. I attempted to move the exchange server to new hardware using the MS supplied documentation and setup.exe /disterrecovery.
This was not a good move; luckily I was working over the Easter period and managed to get the old server back online by mid afternoon on the last day of the holiday.
My task is still to update the server to the latest SP and add iPhone etc facilities and I have been searching for a method to create a second exchange server that will run in parallel with the existing one and then move users from old to new. When complete rebuild the old server with updates etc and bring back online.
How do I add the additional exchange server to the domain; I have installed Exchange onto a server but it a) doesn’t install the software as expected i.e. no store.exe MTA etc.and b) get the old server to recognise the second unit.
I would like to offload the mail store to the primary file server so that it can be backed up to the secondary server then to tape from there.
Current AD structure
1 x DC with GC, full FMSO
1 x DC with GC, DNS DHCP added soon
1 x Exchange 2003 with DHCP (bad I know)
2 x File Servers
Any pointers and/or assistance would be appreciated.