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    Lenglo Guest

    Migration scenario - Windows 2000 to Windows 2008 Single domain name

    Hi All,

    I have a Windows 2000 Single Domain Name with Exchange 2000.

    I want to migrate to Windows 2008 and Exchange 2007sp1.

    I read that Single Domain Name is not recommanded and renaming a
    domain is not possible with Exchange 2000 and 2007. What is the best

    Migrate to a new domain? or

    inplace upgrade? that means upgrade domain to 2003 then Exhange to
    2003. Rename domain. And migrate Exchange to 2007 and then the
    domain to 2008. :-(

    Thanks all for your input

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    Miles Li [MSFT] Guest

    RE: Migration scenario - Windows 2000 to Windows 2008 Single domain name


    Thanks for your post here.

    As you said, it is not recommended to use single-label DNS domain names for
    there is no business or technical reason to create them. A domain renaming
    is necessary for the better compatibility with the further products when
    your business grows and your needs change.

    - For Exchange Server 2007 is x64 based application, in-place upgrade from
    Exchange Server 2000 or Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange Server 2007 is NOT
    - In a Windows 2000 Server forest, you cannot rename domains after the
    forest structure is in place without moving domain contents or recreating

    So the most effective practice should be to build a domain with new domain
    name in a new forest and create a new organization in Exchange Server 2007.
    Then perform a migration from Windows Server 2000 Active Directory Domain
    Service to Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Service, also a
    migration from Exchange Server 2000 to Exchange Server 2007 new

    Some related articles that would be useful:

    Upgrading to Exchange 2007

    What Is Domain Rename

    Also this is a migration of Exchange server issue, you can try to post in
    Exchange Server Newsgroup to get more information from support engineers
    who have a good knowledge of them.

    Hope it helps.

    Miles Li

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