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I am trying to enable-storagecopy for a scr so it can provide DR across a single forest with three domains. Basically I want the SCR to sit in my DR domain, but provide SCR functions for the two other domains in the same forest. My environment is Exchange 2007SP2 on 2003 SVR. One parent domain and two child domains. The scr sits in one of the child domains. How can I implement the SCR to function across the forest?

asked 10/18/2011 11:26

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you should be able to install the exchange server into the same exchange org but a different child domain that will run with in the forest and so you can just set it up to run as per normal
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Thanks for the response, but not sure what you mean, please clarify. I want the same SCR to perform DR for the other two domains at the same time. Seems like you are saying to simply login as if part of that domain, then run the command. If that is the case, then I would have to do that twice, then run the command twice. Once I log back in as the original domain, would the scr still contnue to function for the other two domains, if the server is now logged in as the DR domain?
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answered 2011-10-18 at 08:35:35

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xzay1967

I dont think this is possible because an exchange server in a different domain is in a different exchange organisation. I can't see the benefit of a seperate domain. if it's dr then it should be your current domain that contains exchange. Even if you can manipulate this to work I would t be confident its supported.
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answered 2011-10-18 at 08:41:55

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What I have done in the past is configure the SCR with the same IP scheme of Domain B even though it belongs in Domain A. The SCR will sit at the location of Domain B, but configured to be the DR for Domain A (its original domain membership). But that is with one SCR and one domain. I am trying to use one SCR to do the same for two separate domains. My logic is to confgure the SCR with two NIC's, one NIC with the LAN IP, and the other NIC will be stacked with the IP of the other two domains. I will then log on to domain1 as if the SCR belongs to that domain, setup the process. Log on domain 2 as if SCR belongs to that domain, and run the process again. My question or concern if when logged back in as Original domain that the SCR belongs to, would the process still continue to work.
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answered 2011-10-18 at 10:03:23

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xzay1967

the domain shouldn't matter as long as the are in the same forest and the trusts are properly configued

http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/high-availability-recovery/clustered-continuous-replication-failover-standby-continuous-replication-part1.html

there are parts 2 and 3 as well it is a good read

I presume that have have set the site up in AD the Ip ranges. As long as the routing is in place it and obviously the storage is replicated.

One question why complicate that much - you could use LCR which would mean you wouldn't have to use an additional exchange licence and the storage is already there
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answered 2011-10-18 at 10:48:20

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irweazelwallis

I agree on the LCR, this is what is asked of me. Yes the IP routes are in place and the trust as well. However, when I first tried doing it with just one scr per other domain, I got an error that running across domain was not allowed. Research showed that an update rollup fixed that. I am on SP2, so that is still an issue for me. So to get around the error, I configured the SCR in domain 1, with the IP scheme of domain 2, logged on to domain 1 (it belongs to domain 1), then ran the command, it worked great. Now I am challenged to do the same with one SCR for two domains. I will read the article and see what it says. Thanks.

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answered 2011-10-18 at 11:28:59

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xzay1967

The response was correct though not certain. The original task was a test, using scr across multiple two domains is not possible. it is possible to do so across one domain by simply swapping the IP address and scheme to the other domain, and then implementing a route in the firewall/router. Swap the IP address AFTER you have configured the SCR.
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answered 2011-10-18 at 12:09:21

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