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Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156879] Thu, 25 June 2009 10:00 Go to next message
Rodney84  is currently offline Rodney84
Messages: 1
Registered: June 2009
Junior Member
Hello,

Question. I have two domain controllers. One is a Windows 2000 Server (this
was the first domain controller to be installed on the network). The other DC
is Windows Server 2003. Both Domain controllers are replicating nicely.

The only thing at the moment is that when I create a new user, I do not get
the option to create an exchange mailbox on the Windows Sever 2003 box. Only
that I can create an instant messaging account.

Once the user is created, I can go to the Windows Server 2000 machine and
then create the mailbox. Not a problem.

However, I wish to decomission the Windows Server 2000 box and obviously
don't want to lose extra funtionality.

I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the schema
master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000 machine.

Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?

I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine before
shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?

Will this then give me the ability to create mailboxes from the Windows 2003
machine?

Many thanks,

Luke
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156881 is a reply to message #156879] Thu, 25 June 2009 10:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
Messages: 484
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Howdie!

"Rodney84" wrote:
> I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the schema
> master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000 machine.
>
> Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?
>

No - it doesn't hang on the FSMO roles. It's just that on the 2000 box, the
Exchange Management Tools are installed. Insert the Exchange CD into your
workstation or the 2003-DC and install Exchange Management Tools. It brings
the functionality to create a user mailbox on user creation.

> I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine before
> shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?

Yeah, you need to do that, correct.

Cheers,
Florian
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Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156882 is a reply to message #156879] Thu, 25 June 2009 10:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench  is currently offline lanwench  United States
Messages: 1684
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Rodney84 <Rodney84@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Question. I have two domain controllers. One is a Windows 2000 Server
> (this was the first domain controller to be installed on the
> network). The other DC is Windows Server 2003. Both Domain
> controllers are replicating nicely.
>
> The only thing at the moment is that when I create a new user, I do
> not get the option to create an exchange mailbox on the Windows Sever
> 2003 box. Only that I can create an instant messaging account.
>
> Once the user is created, I can go to the Windows Server 2000 machine
> and then create the mailbox. Not a problem.
>
> However, I wish to decomission the Windows Server 2000 box and
> obviously don't want to lose extra funtionality.
>
> I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the schema
> master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000 machine.
>
> Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?
>
> I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine
> before shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?
>
> Will this then give me the ability to create mailboxes from the
> Windows 2003 machine?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Luke

This has nothing to do with FSMO roles. You've given us a lot of detail but
you haven't told us anything about what Exchange you're running - version/SP
and what machine it's on. I hope it's E2003 on a member server - because
then you can install the Exchange management tools on your W2003 domain
controller and will be able to create/manage Exchange attributes from ADUC
on that DC.
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156884 is a reply to message #156881] Thu, 25 June 2009 10:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lanwench  is currently offline lanwench  United States
Messages: 1684
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Florian Frommherz [MVP] <florian@frickelsoft.PLEASELEAVETHISOUT.net>
wrote:
> Howdie!
>
> "Rodney84" wrote:
>> I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the
>> schema master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000
>> machine. Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?
>>
>
> No - it doesn't hang on the FSMO roles. It's just that on the 2000
> box, the Exchange Management Tools are installed. Insert the Exchange
> CD into your workstation or the 2003-DC and install Exchange
> Management Tools. It brings the functionality to create a user
> mailbox on user creation.

Except if this is E2000, which runs only on Windows 2000. ;-)

>
>> I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine
>> before shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?
>
> Yeah, you need to do that, correct.
>
> Cheers,
> Florian
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156887 is a reply to message #156884] Thu, 25 June 2009 10:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
Messages: 484
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Howdie!

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>> No - it doesn't hang on the FSMO roles. It's just that on the 2000
>> box, the Exchange Management Tools are installed. Insert the Exchange
>> CD into your workstation or the 2003-DC and install Exchange
>> Management Tools. It brings the functionality to create a user
>> mailbox on user creation.
>
> Except if this is E2000, which runs only on Windows 2000. ;-)

Okay, you got me there ;-)
My Exchange career starts with Ex07..

Cheers,
F.
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156897 is a reply to message #156882] Thu, 25 June 2009 12:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Luke Chalmers  is currently offline Luke Chalmers
Messages: 5
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
Thanks both for your replies.

I wasn't so sure if one of the roles intergrates itself with Exchange in
some way but then I thought it was a bit strange that only one DC in theory
can create a mailbox.

Ok so I need to install Exchange management tools on the 2003 Server. We are
running Exchange 2007, so I guess I need to install Exchange management tools
from the Exchange 2007 DVD on the Windows 2003 box. Will that work?

The Exchange Server is running on a Windows 2008 Standard Member Server.

Many thanks,

Luke

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

> Rodney84 <Rodney84@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Question. I have two domain controllers. One is a Windows 2000 Server
> > (this was the first domain controller to be installed on the
> > network). The other DC is Windows Server 2003. Both Domain
> > controllers are replicating nicely.
> >
> > The only thing at the moment is that when I create a new user, I do
> > not get the option to create an exchange mailbox on the Windows Sever
> > 2003 box. Only that I can create an instant messaging account.
> >
> > Once the user is created, I can go to the Windows Server 2000 machine
> > and then create the mailbox. Not a problem.
> >
> > However, I wish to decomission the Windows Server 2000 box and
> > obviously don't want to lose extra funtionality.
> >
> > I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the schema
> > master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000 machine.
> >
> > Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?
> >
> > I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine
> > before shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?
> >
> > Will this then give me the ability to create mailboxes from the
> > Windows 2003 machine?
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Luke
>
> This has nothing to do with FSMO roles. You've given us a lot of detail but
> you haven't told us anything about what Exchange you're running - version/SP
> and what machine it's on. I hope it's E2003 on a member server - because
> then you can install the Exchange management tools on your W2003 domain
> controller and will be able to create/manage Exchange attributes from ADUC
> on that DC.
>
>
>
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156906 is a reply to message #156897] Fri, 26 June 2009 01:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
Messages: 1307
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hello Luke,

You can install the exchange managenemt console for 2003 R2 32 bit or choose
your 64bit version:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6BE 38633-7248-4532-929B-76E9C677E802&displaylang=en

Unfortunal this will NOT give you the option to add an exchange mailbox via
AD UC. This has changed within 2007, you have to use the Exchange manangement
console or the exchange powershell commandlets to add a mailbox from the
2003 machine.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm


> Thanks both for your replies.
>
> I wasn't so sure if one of the roles intergrates itself with Exchange
> in some way but then I thought it was a bit strange that only one DC
> in theory can create a mailbox.
>
> Ok so I need to install Exchange management tools on the 2003 Server.
> We are running Exchange 2007, so I guess I need to install Exchange
> management tools from the Exchange 2007 DVD on the Windows 2003 box.
> Will that work?
>
> The Exchange Server is running on a Windows 2008 Standard Member
> Server.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Luke
>
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>
>> Rodney84 <Rodney84@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Question. I have two domain controllers. One is a Windows 2000
>>> Server (this was the first domain controller to be installed on the
>>> network). The other DC is Windows Server 2003. Both Domain
>>> controllers are replicating nicely.
>>>
>>> The only thing at the moment is that when I create a new user, I do
>>> not get the option to create an exchange mailbox on the Windows
>>> Sever 2003 box. Only that I can create an instant messaging account.
>>>
>>> Once the user is created, I can go to the Windows Server 2000
>>> machine and then create the mailbox. Not a problem.
>>>
>>> However, I wish to decomission the Windows Server 2000 box and
>>> obviously don't want to lose extra funtionality.
>>>
>>> I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the
>>> schema master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000
>>> machine.
>>>
>>> Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?
>>>
>>> I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine
>>> before shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?
>>>
>>> Will this then give me the ability to create mailboxes from the
>>> Windows 2003 machine?
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>>
>>> Luke
>>>
>> This has nothing to do with FSMO roles. You've given us a lot of
>> detail but you haven't told us anything about what Exchange you're
>> running - version/SP and what machine it's on. I hope it's E2003 on a
>> member server - because then you can install the Exchange management
>> tools on your W2003 domain controller and will be able to
>> create/manage Exchange attributes from ADUC on that DC.
>>
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156918 is a reply to message #156906] Fri, 26 June 2009 06:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Luke Chalmers  is currently offline Luke Chalmers
Messages: 5
Registered: August 2009
Junior Member
I have readd this blog and seems to explain a few things for me.

http://blogs.technet.com/evand/archive/2007/02/28/applymanda toryproperties.aspx

In regards to transferring FSMO roles. Although the instructions to do this
look straight forward, can I do this during production time? Are there any
implications that I have to consider when making the change?

Luke

"Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" wrote:

> Hello Luke,
>
> You can install the exchange managenemt console for 2003 R2 32 bit or choose
> your 64bit version:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6BE 38633-7248-4532-929B-76E9C677E802&displaylang=en
>
> Unfortunal this will NOT give you the option to add an exchange mailbox via
> AD UC. This has changed within 2007, you have to use the Exchange manangement
> console or the exchange powershell commandlets to add a mailbox from the
> 2003 machine.
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
> no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>
> > Thanks both for your replies.
> >
> > I wasn't so sure if one of the roles intergrates itself with Exchange
> > in some way but then I thought it was a bit strange that only one DC
> > in theory can create a mailbox.
> >
> > Ok so I need to install Exchange management tools on the 2003 Server.
> > We are running Exchange 2007, so I guess I need to install Exchange
> > management tools from the Exchange 2007 DVD on the Windows 2003 box.
> > Will that work?
> >
> > The Exchange Server is running on a Windows 2008 Standard Member
> > Server.
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Luke
> >
> > "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
> >
> >> Rodney84 <Rodney84@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hello,
> >>>
> >>> Question. I have two domain controllers. One is a Windows 2000
> >>> Server (this was the first domain controller to be installed on the
> >>> network). The other DC is Windows Server 2003. Both Domain
> >>> controllers are replicating nicely.
> >>>
> >>> The only thing at the moment is that when I create a new user, I do
> >>> not get the option to create an exchange mailbox on the Windows
> >>> Sever 2003 box. Only that I can create an instant messaging account.
> >>>
> >>> Once the user is created, I can go to the Windows Server 2000
> >>> machine and then create the mailbox. Not a problem.
> >>>
> >>> However, I wish to decomission the Windows Server 2000 box and
> >>> obviously don't want to lose extra funtionality.
> >>>
> >>> I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the
> >>> schema master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000
> >>> machine.
> >>>
> >>> Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?
> >>>
> >>> I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine
> >>> before shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?
> >>>
> >>> Will this then give me the ability to create mailboxes from the
> >>> Windows 2003 machine?
> >>>
> >>> Many thanks,
> >>>
> >>> Luke
> >>>
> >> This has nothing to do with FSMO roles. You've given us a lot of
> >> detail but you haven't told us anything about what Exchange you're
> >> running - version/SP and what machine it's on. I hope it's E2003 on a
> >> member server - because then you can install the Exchange management
> >> tools on your W2003 domain controller and will be able to
> >> create/manage Exchange attributes from ADUC on that DC.
> >>
>
>
>
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156919 is a reply to message #156918] Fri, 26 June 2009 06:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb(nospam)  is currently offline meiweb(nospam)  Germany
Messages: 1307
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Hello Luke,

Transferring the FSMO roles can be done during production hours, no reboot/downtime
is required. FOr additional Exchange questions i suggest you use the exchange
NGs/Forums.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no rights.
** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm


> I have readd this blog and seems to explain a few things for me.
>
> http://blogs.technet.com/evand/archive/2007/02/28/applymanda toryproper
> ties.aspx
>
> In regards to transferring FSMO roles. Although the instructions to do
> this look straight forward, can I do this during production time? Are
> there any implications that I have to consider when making the change?
>
> Luke
>
> "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" wrote:
>
>> Hello Luke,
>>
>> You can install the exchange managenemt console for 2003 R2 32 bit or
>> choose
>>
>> your 64bit version:
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6BE 38633-724
>> 8-4532-929B-76E9C677E802&displaylang=en
>>
>> Unfortunal this will NOT give you the option to add an exchange
>> mailbox via AD UC. This has changed within 2007, you have to use the
>> Exchange manangement console or the exchange powershell commandlets
>> to add a mailbox from the 2003 machine.
>>
>> Best regards
>>
>> Meinolf Weber
>> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
>> confers
>> no rights.
>> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
>> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>>> Thanks both for your replies.
>>>
>>> I wasn't so sure if one of the roles intergrates itself with
>>> Exchange in some way but then I thought it was a bit strange that
>>> only one DC in theory can create a mailbox.
>>>
>>> Ok so I need to install Exchange management tools on the 2003
>>> Server. We are running Exchange 2007, so I guess I need to install
>>> Exchange management tools from the Exchange 2007 DVD on the Windows
>>> 2003 box. Will that work?
>>>
>>> The Exchange Server is running on a Windows 2008 Standard Member
>>> Server.
>>>
>>> Many thanks,
>>>
>>> Luke
>>>
>>> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Rodney84 <Rodney84@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> Question. I have two domain controllers. One is a Windows 2000
>>>>> Server (this was the first domain controller to be installed on
>>>>> the network). The other DC is Windows Server 2003. Both Domain
>>>>> controllers are replicating nicely.
>>>>>
>>>>> The only thing at the moment is that when I create a new user, I
>>>>> do not get the option to create an exchange mailbox on the Windows
>>>>> Sever 2003 box. Only that I can create an instant messaging
>>>>> account.
>>>>>
>>>>> Once the user is created, I can go to the Windows Server 2000
>>>>> machine and then create the mailbox. Not a problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> However, I wish to decomission the Windows Server 2000 box and
>>>>> obviously don't want to lose extra funtionality.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was looking at the FSMO roles. The Windows 2003 server is the
>>>>> schema master, the other roles belong to the Windows Server 2000
>>>>> machine.
>>>>>
>>>>> Am I right in thinking this problem relates to FSMO roles?
>>>>>
>>>>> I assume I need to transfer all the roles to the new 2003 machine
>>>>> before shutting the Windows 2000 machine down?
>>>>>
>>>>> Will this then give me the ability to create mailboxes from the
>>>>> Windows 2003 machine?
>>>>>
>>>>> Many thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> Luke
>>>>>
>>>> This has nothing to do with FSMO roles. You've given us a lot of
>>>> detail but you haven't told us anything about what Exchange you're
>>>> running - version/SP and what machine it's on. I hope it's E2003 on
>>>> a member server - because then you can install the Exchange
>>>> management tools on your W2003 domain controller and will be able
>>>> to create/manage Exchange attributes from ADUC on that DC.
>>>>
Re: Migrating from AD 2000 to 2003 [message #156926 is a reply to message #156887] Fri, 26 June 2009 08:33 Go to previous message
lanwench  is currently offline lanwench  United States
Messages: 1684
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Florian Frommherz [MVP] <florian@frickelsoft.PLEASELEAVETHISOUT.net>
wrote:
> Howdie!
>
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:
>>> No - it doesn't hang on the FSMO roles. It's just that on the 2000
>>> box, the Exchange Management Tools are installed. Insert the
>>> Exchange CD into your workstation or the 2003-DC and install
>>> Exchange Management Tools. It brings the functionality to create a
>>> user mailbox on user creation.
>>
>> Except if this is E2000, which runs only on Windows 2000. ;-)
>
> Okay, you got me there ;-)
> My Exchange career starts with Ex07..

Then you have a lot less to "unlearn" than I do ;-)
Exchange 2007 still flummoxes me.
>
> Cheers,
> F.
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