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Exchange Server Migration Support

    Question

  • Hi,

    I am using Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32 bit) and Microsoft Exchange 2003.

    I would like to upgrade it, kindly suggest me which version of Operating System (I would like to use 64 bit) and Exchange I can upgrade.

    And kindly provide the migration procedure.

    Thanks in advance.


    With thanks & Regards, Vinothkumar P

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:57 PM

Answers

    1. I would suggest the you upgrade to Exchange 2010
    2. To do this you will need to have seperate hardware for for the Exchange 2010 server and you can follow this document to prepare and do the actual migration  http://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/upgrade-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/

    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:48 PM
  • Thanks for the information, can you kindly clarify the below points

    1. I am having 2007 client licensing, can I use the same for Exchange 2010
    2. My current version of Exchange server is 2003 and the operating system is windows 2003 standard 32 bit, whether it possible to migrate it to Exchange 2010 with windows 2008 enterprise r2 64 bit operating system.

    With thanks & Regards, Vinothkumar P

    1. AFAIK You will need new CAL's

    2. Follow our links above for all details, you will need new hardware and set up 2010 beside, and when you feel comfortable you can go ahead and move the mailboxes to the new 2010 server/db's.


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82

    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:20 AM
  • Thanks for the information, can you kindly clarify the below points

    1. I am having 2007 client licensing, can I use the same for Exchange 2010
    2. My current version of Exchange server is 2003 and the operating system is windows 2003 standard 32 bit, whether it possible to migrate it to Exchange 2010 with windows 2008 enterprise r2 64 bit operating system.

    With thanks & Regards, Vinothkumar P

         Qutestion1:

         For the licensing question, I suggest you call Microsoft to know more detail:

         http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

         Question 2:

         Yes, it is possible to migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, but it will not allow you to do online mailbox move.

         Thanks,

         Evan


    Evan Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 20, 2012 8:28 AM
    Moderator

All replies

    1. I would suggest the you upgrade to Exchange 2010
    2. To do this you will need to have seperate hardware for for the Exchange 2010 server and you can follow this document to prepare and do the actual migration  http://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/upgrade-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/

    Troy Werelius
    www.Lucid8.com
    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline EDB's and Live Exchange Servers with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:48 PM
  • Troy is right, you will need new hardware for it and i suggest you should go for Windows 2008 R2 together with Exchange 2010 SP2

    Here's the prereq site that you will need to solve before doing anything else

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125224.aspx

    And here's a nice link you can use to create your own "checklist"

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exdeploy2010/default.aspx


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:42 PM
  • Thanks for the information, can you kindly clarify the below points

    1. I am having 2007 client licensing, can I use the same for Exchange 2010
    2. My current version of Exchange server is 2003 and the operating system is windows 2003 standard 32 bit, whether it possible to migrate it to Exchange 2010 with windows 2008 enterprise r2 64 bit operating system.

    With thanks & Regards, Vinothkumar P

    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:16 AM
  • Thanks for the information, can you kindly clarify the below points

    1. I am having 2007 client licensing, can I use the same for Exchange 2010
    2. My current version of Exchange server is 2003 and the operating system is windows 2003 standard 32 bit, whether it possible to migrate it to Exchange 2010 with windows 2008 enterprise r2 64 bit operating system.

    With thanks & Regards, Vinothkumar P

    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:17 AM
  • Thanks for the information, can you kindly clarify the below points

    1. I am having 2007 client licensing, can I use the same for Exchange 2010
    2. My current version of Exchange server is 2003 and the operating system is windows 2003 standard 32 bit, whether it possible to migrate it to Exchange 2010 with windows 2008 enterprise r2 64 bit operating system.

    With thanks & Regards, Vinothkumar P

    1. AFAIK You will need new CAL's

    2. Follow our links above for all details, you will need new hardware and set up 2010 beside, and when you feel comfortable you can go ahead and move the mailboxes to the new 2010 server/db's.


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82

    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:20 AM
  • Thanks for the information, can you kindly clarify the below points

    1. I am having 2007 client licensing, can I use the same for Exchange 2010
    2. My current version of Exchange server is 2003 and the operating system is windows 2003 standard 32 bit, whether it possible to migrate it to Exchange 2010 with windows 2008 enterprise r2 64 bit operating system.

    With thanks & Regards, Vinothkumar P

         Qutestion1:

         For the licensing question, I suggest you call Microsoft to know more detail:

         http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

         Question 2:

         Yes, it is possible to migrate from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, but it will not allow you to do online mailbox move.

         Thanks,

         Evan


    Evan Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 20, 2012 8:28 AM
    Moderator