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Building a new 2010 org : any need to keep a 2007 server ? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    On my way to builing a brand new Exchange org based on 2010 SP2, I'm wondering whether I should first install an Exchange 2007 server, on the happening of ...

    For example, we're having quite a few Domino to Exchange migration requests and the Transport Suite tool is no longer available with Exchange 2010. Keeping a 2007 server would still allow for a migration, with a move mailbox to 2010 afterwards.

    Any comment/feedback ?

    Thanks


    Christian G.
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 4:42 PM

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  • If you install a greenfield 2010 Org, you can not go back and install a previous version of Exchange later.

    If you want to install a 2007 server, then you will need to install a 2007 org, 2007 servers, then upgrade to 2010 and leave the 2007 in place.

     

    More info:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff394355.aspx

     

    • Proposed as answer by Martina_Miskovic Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:07 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:09 AM
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:47 PM
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  • Thanks for the reply A_D_.

    I know the upgrade process involved, my question is more about 'is it worth the burden ?'.

    Is there a counterpart to upgrading from 2007 et 2010, rather than building a pristine 2010 org ? Has anyone do this only to keep an Exchange 2007 server in its org, for any purpose by the way ? I talked about Lotus to Exchange migration, but there might be other reasons.


    Christian G.
    Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:27 AM