Rapid transition guide from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

Rapid transition guide from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

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I am glad to present this Rapid Transition Guide From Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.

This guide will walk you through the most important considerations and steps that you need to perform before, during, and after the deployment of Exchange 2010 server.

This guide is written for the IT administrators of an existing Exchange 2003 organization which contains small to medium scale deployments.

This guide mainly focuses on a typical transition of Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 environment which includes the transition of Exchange 2003 backend and front end servers to Exchange 2010 mailbox server role, client access server role and hub transport server role installed using the typical installation method.

You can download this transition guide from Here

I will appreciate your comments and feedback on this guide. Please feel free to drop me an email at geek @ msexchangegeek . com if you think this guide has some important content missing.

EDIT: There is a change in Exchange 2010 SP1 setup UI which allows you to install and configure Windows Server Features required for Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Server roles. Except those changes in the setup UI this guide remains same for the simplest transition scenario. In case you have further questions please feel free to write tome at geek @ msexchangegeek.com or use the blog contact form.

Thanks to everyone for their valuable feedback. πŸ™‚

34 thoughts on “Rapid transition guide from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010”

  1. Awesome guide. Can you make one similar for single sign-of between Ex2010 and Ex2003? I’m having a lot of trouble getting it to work.

    1. Hi Trey,

      Thank you for your comment. Could you please let me know what exactly would you like to see in the guide? If this is something that can be solved immediately I would be more than glad to help. Please feel free to email me using the Contact form if I can be any help.

  2. Excellent guide, its helped me add a few extra things to our migration checklist that no one had thought of yet so had hopefully saved a few headaches later on!

  3. Very good documentation. We hope we’ll see soon from you a documentation for transition from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010.

    Thank you guy for your hard work.

  4. Great guide,

    One question which bothers me is that, during the process of upgrade is any downtime involved before moving mailboxes..?? would exchange 2003 work as usual during the upgrade?/ etc..

  5. Hi Sohail, Thank you for your question. The only downtime you will experience is during the mailbox move. Because Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 online move does not work users may experience connectivity to their mailbox. If you are talking about the downtime from server perspective, then No there is no downtime you have to consider; except for the reboot of the server in case you need to do that.

  6. From the PDF:
    “This guide mainly focuses on a typical transition of Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 environment which includes the transition of Exchange 2003 backend and front end servers to Exchange 2010 mailbox server role, client access server role and hub transport server role installed using the typical installation method.”

    This is simply not true. This guide does not refer in any way to a mgiration of a typcial FE/BE 2003 Exchange server infrastructure to a 2010 infrastructure, so it is completely misleading and useless for people who search for information regarding such a scenario. Totally false advertisment.

    1. @gtwehhw: Thanks for the comment. I really appreciate that. This is not an advertisement and I am not getting paid even a single penny for this πŸ™‚ So I will suggest you to use http://www.google.com and search for the things that are missing from the document. I will definitely update the document though. If you could share your email address with me using the contact form, I will be more than happy to help you with updated document.

      Also, there are few very good articles by MS Exchange Team for FE transition. You can refer below:
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998186.aspx
      http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/11/20/453272.aspx

      I hope that helps.

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