Exchange 2003 platform installation options

Expert Peter terSteeg explains what platform and environment conditions are necessary for an Exchange 2003 deployment.

I have a Windows 2000 domain. I have Exchange 5.5 running on a Windows 2000 domain controller. I would like to do a migration to Exchange 2003. I would like to install Exchange 2003 on a Windows 2003 member server. Is this possible to do with my current configuration?
Yes. You can install Exchange 2003 under any of the following conditions:
  • Install on Windows 2000 Server
  • Use in a Windows 2000 domain controller environment
  • Install on Windows Server 2003
  • Use in a Windows Server 2003 domain controller environment

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Learning Guide: Exchange migration
  • Reference Center: Migration advice
  • Reference Center: Exchange 2003

  • This was first published in November 2005

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