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Part 1: Exchange Server 2007 requirements
This article is part of the Exchange Insider issue of April 2009, Vol. 1
Migrating to Exchange Server 2007 requires you to move data from your existing Exchange Server organization to new Exchange 2007 servers. Unfortunately, there is more to it than simply inserting an Exchange Server 2007 installation CD into an Exchange 2003 environment and upgrading. One main difference is that Exchange Server 2007 will only run on 64-bit versions of Windows. All previous iterations of Exchange operate only on 32-bit Windows versions. While Microsoft has created a 32-bit version of Exchange Server 2007, it is unsupported and should only be used in test environments. Another difference in Exchange Server 2007 is that the Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell replace the Exchange System Manager. These 64-bit management tools can only be installed on workstations running 64-bit versions of Windows. However, administrators can use a 32-bit version of Exchange Server 2007 to install these management tools onto 32-bit workstations. Native mode Prior to moving to Exchange Server 2007, your Exchange ...
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