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Old 07-10-2008, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Exchange 2000 to 2007 upgrade question

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Hi guys,

Our email administrator is upgrading our exchange environment from 2000 to 2007.
I have searched and found the info I need to upgrade my BES to the new exchange.
Thank you to everyone for the knowlege provided on this forum - wow!
It's invaluable!

I do have a specific question that I would appreciate your comments/recommendations on.

My Scenario:

Installation of Exchange 2007 environment to replace Exchange 2000.
All new hardware.

Current Setup:

Exchange 2000
BES 4.1.4
80 users
MSDE database

Our email administrator upgrading our Exchange is not very knowledgable
and I will be surprised if the Exchange upgrade goes smoothly.
Having said that, I would prefer my BES to stay as is,
have it working in the new 2007 exchange invironment,
and after the dust has settled from the exchange upgrade,
do a knife-edge to new hardware, server 2003 and BES 4.1.5

My Question

Can the BES stay on a Server 2000 box and work with Exchange 2007?
Or, do I need to upgrade to server 2003 now?

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