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Migrate exchange 2007 sp1 (installed on 2008R2) to exchange 2010 sp1 - plans and suggestions RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all

    I have a strange enviroment here, and trying to figure out what's the best way to implement.

    dc+exchange sp1 installed on server 2008 r2

    The customer wants to migrate to exchange 2010.

    I was suprised to see exchange sp1 installed on 2008r2, but what's done is done. I need to figure out the best way to migrate their mailbox.

    This is what i am thinking:

    1. setup another server 2008 r2 server, adprep, domain prep, then install exchange 2007 sp3.

    2. Move mailboxes from exchange sp1 to exchange sp3

    3. Once done, remove and uninstall exchange 2007 sp1 roles from the old DC.

    4. Setup another server 2008r2 server, adprep, domain prep, then install exchange 2010 sp1.

    5. Move mailboxes from exchange sp3 to exchange 2010 sp1.

    Please let me know if this plan is applicable, as i am not sure if move mailboxes from 2k7sp1 to 2k7 sp3 would work nicely or not. If this thought is not going to work, is there anyways to make things work?

    Thanks a lot!!!!!!

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:50 PM

Answers


  • Hi,

    I recommend you upgrade Exchange 2007 sp1 to sp3.

    Here are articles for your reference:

    Cross Forest Mailbox Move
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2010/08/10/3410619.aspx

    Prepare Mailboxes for Cross-Forest Moves Using the Prepare-MoveRequest.ps1 script in the Shell
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee861103.aspx

    Best regards,
    Belinda

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:58 AM
  • Hi

    Your plan looks OK but if you have a good backup of Exchange you could just upgrade the 2007 to SP3 in-place.  Also Exchange 2010 SP1 is out of support so you should use SP3 there too.  You can install it directly from the SP3 media: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=36768

    Steve 

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 7:13 AM

All replies


  • Hi,

    I recommend you upgrade Exchange 2007 sp1 to sp3.

    Here are articles for your reference:

    Cross Forest Mailbox Move
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2010/08/10/3410619.aspx

    Prepare Mailboxes for Cross-Forest Moves Using the Prepare-MoveRequest.ps1 script in the Shell
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee861103.aspx

    Best regards,
    Belinda

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:58 AM
  • Hi

    Your plan looks OK but if you have a good backup of Exchange you could just upgrade the 2007 to SP3 in-place.  Also Exchange 2010 SP1 is out of support so you should use SP3 there too.  You can install it directly from the SP3 media: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=36768

    Steve 

    Thursday, August 8, 2013 7:13 AM