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Best Way to get TO Exchange Server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am currently on AD 2000 with a functioning 2000 Exchange Server but with a corrupt information store. I have temporarily taken my users to an offsite mail service using PST files, Outlook and POP/SMTP. My goal is to update my internal infrastructure Active Directory and bring a 2010 Exchange Server on-line. Migrating the old Exchange info isn't critical but would be nice. Would it just be easiest to completley remove exchange from my environment, upgrade Active Directory then install a new 2010 Exchange server? It's a small user base and all email was recovered from the corrupt information Store.  What's the best way to get current?

    Thanks!

     
    Thursday, October 11, 2012 10:49 PM

Answers

  • Upgrading to Exchange 2003, then to Exchange 2010 (it'll have to be a two-step process) will best ensure that your users aren't impacted.  But since you've moved them off the existing Exchange, blowing away the organization might very well be a good option.  You'll have to create new mailboxes and ensure that users get the correct e-mail addresses, and you'll have to mail-enable groups again.

    This should cover it for you.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273478

    Have you considered going to Office 365?  I'm not trying to sell that to you, just to suggest it as an alternative.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."


    Friday, October 12, 2012 1:36 AM
    Moderator
  • Yes, upgrading to Exchange 2003, and then increase AD level, and then migrate to Exchange 2010.

    This is because that it is not supported to migrate Exchange 2000 directly to Exchange 2010. Your understanding would be appreciated.

    Refer to:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998604.aspx


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, October 12, 2012 9:43 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Upgrading to Exchange 2003, then to Exchange 2010 (it'll have to be a two-step process) will best ensure that your users aren't impacted.  But since you've moved them off the existing Exchange, blowing away the organization might very well be a good option.  You'll have to create new mailboxes and ensure that users get the correct e-mail addresses, and you'll have to mail-enable groups again.

    This should cover it for you.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273478

    Have you considered going to Office 365?  I'm not trying to sell that to you, just to suggest it as an alternative.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."


    Friday, October 12, 2012 1:36 AM
    Moderator
  • Yes, upgrading to Exchange 2003, and then increase AD level, and then migrate to Exchange 2010.

    This is because that it is not supported to migrate Exchange 2000 directly to Exchange 2010. Your understanding would be appreciated.

    Refer to:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998604.aspx


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, October 12, 2012 9:43 AM
    Moderator