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  • We do not want to do an in place upgrade from Lync 2013 to S4B.

    Is there any reliable documentation out there on how to build S4B server in coexistence with Lync 2013 topology and then the process to migrate over and eventually decommission the Lync 2013 servers. 

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:08 PM

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  • Hi Mlross,

    The migration approach you want is side by side and i assume your running on 2008 R2 so i would recommend migration side by side to SfB so you can use Server 2012 R2. 

    The migration method is the same as Lync 2010 to Lync 2013 so there should be plenty of documentation available. In summary you stand up your new SfB servers and add these to your existing Topology. Lync and SfB can co exist nicely and once your SfB servers are deployed you can migrate your users and services to SfB and decommission the legacy Lync servers.

    Some useful links

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj205369(v=ocs.15).aspx

    https://ucsteps.com/2015/05/18/step-by-step-migration-from-lync-2013-to-skype-for-business-server-2015-step-1/ 

    Hope this helps

    Martin


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    • Marked as answer by mlross Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:59 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:34 AM

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  • We do not want to do an in place upgrade from Lync 2013 to S4B.

    Is there any reliable documentation out there on how to build S4B server in coexistence with Lync 2013 topology and then the process to migrate over and eventually decommission the Lync 2013 servers. 

    Can't answer your question directly, but the in-place upgrade is largerly cosmetic and super easy.  You might be better off doing an in place upgrade, then adding new servers into your pool and decomissioning the old.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:39 PM
  • We want to upgrade to a newer OS on the servers that we are using for S4B.  So in place upgrade doesn't look to be an option on the old Lync 2013 servers.
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:23 PM
  • Hi mlross,

    Based on your description, I understand you want to migrate Lync server 2013 to another SFB 2015 server.

    The following document is for your reference
    https://ucsteps.com/2015/05/18/step-by-step-migration-from-lync-2013-to-skype-for-business-server-2015-step-1/

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    Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:20 AM
  • Hi Mlross,

    The migration approach you want is side by side and i assume your running on 2008 R2 so i would recommend migration side by side to SfB so you can use Server 2012 R2. 

    The migration method is the same as Lync 2010 to Lync 2013 so there should be plenty of documentation available. In summary you stand up your new SfB servers and add these to your existing Topology. Lync and SfB can co exist nicely and once your SfB servers are deployed you can migrate your users and services to SfB and decommission the legacy Lync servers.

    Some useful links

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj205369(v=ocs.15).aspx

    https://ucsteps.com/2015/05/18/step-by-step-migration-from-lync-2013-to-skype-for-business-server-2015-step-1/ 

    Hope this helps

    Martin


    Please remember, if you see a post that helped you please click "Vote As Helpful" and if it answered your question please click "Mark As Answer". Thank you. This forum post is based upon my personal experience and does not reflect the opinion or view of my employer.

    • Marked as answer by mlross Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:59 PM
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:34 AM