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Unity Server Name Change Redux

Have a Unity 3.x box that I want to upgrade to 4.x.

It is a standalone box therefore, has Exchange 2k installed and is the DC.

In my ultimate wisdom I named the box w/ an underscore and have read in the documentation that this will lead to certain failure.

That being said, can anyone tell me what my options are? Has anyone successfully upgraded w/ an underscore? Is there a work around? Do I just wipe and rebuild?

Fortunately it is a tiny install and I could probably rebuild it from scratch. If so, can I go directly to 4.x?

Thanks,

Israel

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Re: Unity Server Name Change Redux

You really don't have too many options here. As you know you need to reinstall. What you want to use to help you is the Disaster Recovery Tools. Make sure you have the latest set of tools from:

http://www.ciscounitytools.com/App_DisasterRecoveryTools.htm

DiRT requires that you restore to the same version you did the backup from so you are going to have to reinstall with 3.X first restore and then upgrade.

Hope this helps...

Keith

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Re: Unity Server Name Change Redux

Can I do that w/ Exchange on the box? Or are you saying do it, just don't expect any of your messages to be saved?

Thanks

Gold

Re: Unity Server Name Change Redux

DiRT can backup all of the messages if that is what you mean...

Thanks,

Keith

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Re: Unity Server Name Change Redux

So I can run the DiRT Tool, backup, wipe the system, reinstall OS, SQL, Exchange, Unity at same version level and then do a restore and everything is back up and normal? No issues w/ Exchange get a name change?

Why all the other doom and gloom on the other threads related to renaming w/ exchange on the box?

Thanks

Gold

Re: Unity Server Name Change Redux

That is all you have to do.

My guess is that people are just frustrated that they have to do it which I can understand. :-) Installing Unity isn’t all that fun...

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Re: Unity Server Name Change Redux

Can I go through the 4.03 CUSPA tool and then just install 3.1(5)? That way I have all the proper updates and patches for migration to 4.03 once I get the Unity stuff restored?

Thanks,

Israel

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