Exchange 2007 SP3 Prep
I noticed in the release notes for Exchange 2007 SP3 that you first need to prep your forest/domains. My question is do you still have to run the command to prep your environment for legacy exchange permissions? Or do you just need to use the /PrepareAD command?
July 13th, 2010 5:20pm
Depends on what you already have installed...do you already have Exchange 2007 servers in your environement? If so, then no. The legacy prep is a one time thing when you first introduce Exch 2007 in a 2000/2003 organization. If this is a fresh install, then no. Again the legacy prep is just there to work with 2000/2003 organizations. If you do need it, then the setup will do it for you. The /prepareschema command includes the /preparelegacypermissions and the /prepareAD contains the previous two. So just run the /prepareAD and /preparedomain (or /preparealldomains) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224(EXCHG.80).aspx "You can skip this step and prepare the legacy Exchange permissions as part of Step 2 or Step 3. The advantages of running each step separately are that you can run each step with an account that has the minimum permissions required for that step, and you can verify completion, success, and replication before continuing to the next step. " Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
July 14th, 2010 5:11am
Already have Exchange 2007 servers in my environment.
July 14th, 2010 7:06pm
So did my other post answer your questions or do you need some more info?Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
July 14th, 2010 11:02pm
We have the Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 SP1. So is it just necessary to run /prepareschema and /prepdomain, right? Another question... May I run these commands from Exchange 2007 server or is it necessary to run from a DC server? Tks Martins
July 27th, 2010 8:57pm
You can run just the /prepareAD and /preparedomain (or /preparealldomains) and that will include the other switches (like /prepare schema). You can run these from the Exch 2007 server without issues. Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
July 27th, 2010 9:11pm
Ok, Thank you very much!!! Martins
July 27th, 2010 9:44pm
Wouldn't it make more sense to run the /PrepareAD command from the schema master since its changing the schema? Or as long as you're an Enterprise admin it does matter where you run that command from?
August 20th, 2010 2:22pm
It doesn't really matter, just do it from a server in the same AD site as the schema master. Most people do all the prep from the server that Exchange is going to be installed on.Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
August 20th, 2010 4:46pm