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By jgray ·

I am looking for some advice. I want to rollout maybe microsoft small business server for email/exchange only. I have at present a windows 2000 AD domain. Obviously the server will be windows sbs 2003 premiem edition will i be able to add this server to the domain as a member server or will i have to raise the fuctional level of the domain controller first.

Bearing in mind that this is a mail server, if i add the server to the network but not to the domain i.e if i set the sbs server up in its own workgroup as opposed to being a member server on the domain, if i do this will it still be able to communicate with the active dir.

I hope you can understand this.

Thanks in advance.

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by acattr In reply to exchange server

I understand everything. Here is what you need to understand.

SBS cannot be added to an existing windows 2000 AD domain. You can't even do a trust between an SBS and a regular domain. SBS must be the first domain controller for whatever domain it will host exchange. Once it is setup, you can add member servers or additional domain controllers.

If you already have a windows 2000 AD, then I assume you already have windows client access licenses. Install a standard 2003 server and standard exchange 2003.

You will need to purchase Exchange Client access licenses for your users.

PS: Exchange should come with an outlook CD. YOu can install it on any PC that will connect to exchange as part of your licensing.

Good Luck

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by chad.Gniffke In reply to exchange server

The gentleman above is correct. You cannot have a SBS server in any other domain.

I wanted to pass on an option however. I believe you have stated that you have a current Exchange envitonment. If you are trying to get the contents of your current Exchange server over to a newly built SBS Server domain simply run xmerge (located on the Exchange CDROM). This will export your entire priv database and store each users mailbox as a PST. You can then run xmerge again and import them into your new SBS Server. This shoud save you a ton of time.

Good luck

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by ianq In reply to

Dear All

I am new to SBS 2000 + Exchange but i was assigned to this task :

We have a SBS 2000 Server (PDC) with Exchange installed but it is giving alot of problems lateley. So the Management decided to reformat and re-install fresh.

My question is there any way to export those information of the SBS 2000 Server + PDC + Exchange to another server.

Import all the old information into the newly installed SBS 2000 + PDC + Exchange.

Would appreciate any help as i need to do this next week.


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