Are you going to E2K or E2K3? You do not have to be in
native mode at any time for exchange upgrades. The plan
you have is good but I would not worry about native
Win2K3 as this will break the 5.5 server for good and you
can't go back. Let me know about which vbersion you are
upgrading to and I will give you the best plan of action.
Also give me your enviornment setup(how many
>I keep reading in MS articles that ensure atleast one
domain is in native
>mode before upgrading to exchange 2000.
>I only have one domain, should I upgrade all of my DCs
to windows 2003,
>set to native mode
>then install ADC, run forestpret, domainprep,
>install a exchange 2003 server
>then migrate mailboxes from 5.5 to exchange 2003??