Update Windows Server 2000 to 2003 w/ Exchange 2000

In this article we will update a Primary Domain Controller with windows 2000 and a Exchange 2000 Server to Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003

Setup:

  • VMware Workstation with:
  • 1 Windows 2000 Server (Primary Domain Controller)
    • SP 4 Is installed
  • 1 Windows 2000 Server (Exchange 2000 Server)
    • SP 3 is Installed
  • 1 Windows XP Pro Workstation (Outlook 2003 Installed)

Primary Domain Controller

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Exchange Server

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So 1st I will update exchange 2000 to 2003. I will do this because exchange 2003 does not run on a Windows 2003 Server. yes I do plan on updating the OS on the Exchange 2000 Server also to Windows 2003 Standard.

Ok so I logged into the exchange server.

1st I need to update the active directory connector.

AD Connector Update:

  • navigate to d:\ADC\I386\
  • Run Setup.exe

You should be at the screen below:

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You DO NOT have to uninstall the old one. this will just update the ADC that is already installed.

once you click next you should be at this screen:

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Just click reinstall.

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As you can see it will go through a complete 10 set process, once its finished you should get a screen like the one below:

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Go ahead can click finished, and your Active Directory Connector is updated.

so now back at the screen below:

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Click “Exchange Deployment Tools”

Then you should be at thic screen:

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Click “Deploy the first Exchange 2003 Server”

Then you should be at the screen below:

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Click “Upgrade from Exchange 2000 Native Mode”

Then you should be at the screen below:

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Make sure you have done steps 1-6 BEFORE doing 7, 8, and 9.

So step 7 as you see is the “ForestPrep” for Exchange 2003. So we will run that now. The forestprep may take some time. at least for me it did.

When you click forestprep you will be prompted by the screenshots you see below:

Intro

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EULA

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Component Selection

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Server Administrator Account

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Forest Preparation Progress

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ForestPrep Complete

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Now for the DomainPrep

This process was MUCH faster as you will see. Below you will see the process through the screenshots:

Intro

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EULA

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Component Selection

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If you see the below just click ok. It’s a security warning.

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DomainPrep Progress

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DomainPrep Complete

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Now your ready to Upgrade Exchange Server to 2003

The 9th step is to Run Setup now. You can follow by looking at the screenshots below.

Intro

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EULA

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Component Selection

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Install Summary

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Component Progress

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Successful Finished… You now have a Exchange 2003 Server No restart needed but I always restart for good measure.

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BUT WERE Only 1/3rd finished

Now to Update Active Directory:

On to The Primary DC:

1st off get the CD in the drive. No you can’t put the CD in the drive and update to 2003 just yet.

Get the CD in and lets run a ForestPrep by using the cmd below:

  • d:\i386\adprep /forestprep

when you see this message just hit the letter “c” and enter

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Once that is finished, you will have a screen that looks like the one below: the key thing here we looking for is “The Command Has Completed Successfully”

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So next is the DomainPrep

You will need to run this command from the cmd prompt:

  • d:\i386\adprep /domainprep

As you can see the output is much much smaller than the forest prep:

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As you can see I copied the message about GPO’s so yes I did run this and you can see the output below… and yes I would recommend you run this.

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Now your ready to install upgrade your Primary Domain Controller to Windows Server 2003

So we have the cd in the drive already. let the autorun start the splash screen:

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Click “Install Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition”

Leave the dropdown on “Upgrade (Recommended)”

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EULA

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Product Key

SNAGHTML953b5d

Updates

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Compatibility Report

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As for the screenshot:

  • IIS will be disabled then re-enabled once the update is complete
  • Your upgrading for 2000 to yoru 2000 tools won’t work on 2003
  • Fax Services (there is a new Fax Services in 2003)
  • Exchange 2000 management tools was installed on my lab DC

I am good with these issues so I will click next and go forward with my install of Windows 2003.

And WHAMMMMMMMMMM! you have a 2003 PDC.

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So now that we are 2/3rds of the way finished…. the last step is to Upgrade Windows 2003 on the Exchange 2000 Server

So we have the cd in the drive already. let the autorun start the splash screen:

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Click “Install Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition”

Leave the dropdown on “Upgrade (Recommended)”

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EULA

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Product Key

SNAGHTML953b5d

Updates

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Yeap just like before.

Also don’t for get to Update exchange to the latest service pack.

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