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Exchange Server 2007 SP1 mailbox only migration into 2010

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Hi Everyone,
I’ve got all in one Exchange Server 2007 SP1 RU3 that got all in one role installed (HT-CAS-MBx) in Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 SP which is also running as domain controller with all FSMO role.
I’m planning to migrate the Exchange Server 2007 server role into the Exchange Server 2010 Standard that I have prepared in my Virtual Machine of Windows Server 2008 R2, what is the safest migration path to make the email flow working end to end parallel (staging migration process).
(please also not that this Exchange Server 2007 SP1 got so many problem like – OOF email error in Outlook 2007, meeting scheduler stopped working, etc… therefore updating it into SP3 is not the way here.)
My this is what I’m about to do:
1.      Transfer all FSMO role into another domain controllers
2.      Install and configure similar role in the new VM (Exchange Server 2010 Std.)
3.      Confused…

Things to do after all mailbox migration:
1.      Cutover the MX record into the new server name
2.      Install updated UCC- SSL certificate into the exchange server 2007

Any kind of help and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
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you need to at least upgrade your server to SP2 before you can introduce 2010

take a look at this article regarding the oof, free/busy issues
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_3585-Exchange-Autodiscover-Service-OOF-and-OAB.html
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by:jjoz
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oh, so there is no other way then if somehow i don't / could not update the Exchange Server 2007 Sp1 into SP3 ?
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correct, you need to either upgrade to sp2 or sp3
take a look at this:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638158.aspx
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by:sunnyc7
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I am stuck in ihop and saw this qn. Let me take a shot

A) apart from what endital said above
@ upgrade.
Preferably upgrade to sp3
B) open exchange
Go to toolbox
Go to best practices analyzer
Run health scan

Make sure you fix all these errors prior to a migration

C) oof and other issues are probaby because configs are not set
Use enditals article aboe and run the following. You can copy paste the results here

Get-autodiscovervirtualdirectory | fl
Get-webservicesvirtualdirectory | fl
Get-outlookprovider| fl

Thanks
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by:jjoz
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ok, I'll do that tomorrow morning, meanwhile I've updated the .NET Fx to the latest using Windows Update and this problem seems to be occuring still ?
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by:jjoz
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here it is the result as per your request, I got so frustrated with this old installation of Exchange Server since 2008 :-|

and this is the error message that hundreds of my user got in their mailbox since 2008.


10:44:01 Synchronizer Version 14.0.4417
10:44:01 Synchronizing Mailbox 'Exchange Administrator'
10:44:01 Done
10:44:06 Microsoft Exchange offline address book
10:44:06              Not downloading Offline address book files.  A server (URL) could not be located.
10:44:06       0X8004010F


PS C:\Documents and Settings\ADMINISTRATOR.DOMAIN> Get-autodiscovervirtualdirectory | fl
Get-webservicesvirtualdirectory | fl
Get-outlookprovider| fl
#####################################################################################################################################################
Name                          : Autodiscover (Default Web Site)
InternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
BasicAuthentication           : False
DigestAuthentication          : False
WindowsAuthentication         : True
MetabasePath                  : IIS://ExcServ.domain.com/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Autodiscover
Path                          : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\Autodiscover
Server                        : ExcServ
InternalUrl                   : https://ExcServ.domain.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
ExternalUrl                   : https://ExcServ.domain.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
AdminDisplayName              : 
ExchangeVersion               : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
DistinguishedName             : CN=Autodiscover (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=ExcServ,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=My Company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com
Identity                      : ExcServ\Autodiscover (Default Web Site)
Guid                          : e67b195f-e401-40c7-b340-a4ce50196952
ObjectCategory                : domain.com/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Auto-Discover-Virtual-Directory
ObjectClass                   : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchAutoDiscoverVirtualDirectory}
WhenChanged                   : 9/26/2008 11:59:36 AM
WhenCreated                   : 5/14/2008 6:27:47 PM
OriginatingServer             : ExcServ.domain.com
IsValid                       : True
#####################################################################################################################################################
InternalNLBBypassUrl          : https://ExcServ.domain.com/ews/exchange.asmx
Name                          : EWS (Default Web Site)
InternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated, Basic}
ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated, Basic}
BasicAuthentication           : True
DigestAuthentication          : False
WindowsAuthentication         : True
MetabasePath                  : IIS://ExcServ.domain.com/W3SVC/1/ROOT/EWS
Path                          : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\exchweb\EWS
Server                        : ExcServ
InternalUrl                   : https://ExcServ.domain.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
ExternalUrl                   : https://ExcServ.domain.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx
AdminDisplayName              : 
ExchangeVersion               : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
DistinguishedName             : CN=EWS (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=ExcServ,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=My Company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com
Identity                      : ExcServ\EWS (Default Web Site)
Guid                          : 5e351e5b-a160-4c61-b509-b9003a035535
ObjectCategory                : domain.com/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Web-Services-Virtual-Directory
ObjectClass                   : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchWebServicesVirtualDirectory}
WhenChanged                   : 9/23/2008 8:19:34 PM
WhenCreated                   : 2/27/2008 9:41:58 PM
OriginatingServer             : ExcServ.domain.com
IsValid                       : True
#####################################################################################################################################################
CertPrincipalName : 
Server            : 
TTL               : 1
AdminDisplayName  : 
ExchangeVersion   : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
Name              : EXCH
DistinguishedName : CN=EXCH,CN=Outlook,CN=AutoDiscover,CN=Client Access,CN=My Company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com
Identity          : EXCH
Guid              : f8cb4ef3-70dc-4641-a307-964a86c5473a
ObjectCategory    : domain.com/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Auto-Discover-Config
ObjectClass       : {top, msExchAutoDiscoverConfig}
WhenChanged       : 2/27/2008 9:41:51 PM
WhenCreated       : 2/27/2008 9:41:47 PM
OriginatingServer : ExcServ.domain.com
IsValid           : True
#####################################################################################################################################################
CertPrincipalName : 
Server            : 
TTL               : 1
AdminDisplayName  : 
ExchangeVersion   : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
Name              : EXPR
DistinguishedName : CN=EXPR,CN=Outlook,CN=AutoDiscover,CN=Client Access,CN=My Company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com
Identity          : EXPR
Guid              : b8b1171b-dce0-4d12-9eba-66e1ba1f8b0c
ObjectCategory    : domain.com/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Auto-Discover-Config
ObjectClass       : {top, msExchAutoDiscoverConfig}
WhenChanged       : 2/27/2008 9:41:51 PM
WhenCreated       : 2/27/2008 9:41:47 PM
OriginatingServer : ExcServ.domain.com
IsValid           : True
#####################################################################################################################################################
CertPrincipalName : 
Server            : 
TTL               : 1
AdminDisplayName  : 
ExchangeVersion   : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
Name              : WEB
DistinguishedName : CN=WEB,CN=Outlook,CN=AutoDiscover,CN=Client Access,CN=My Company,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com
Identity          : WEB
Guid              : b68198c9-3eef-4929-922c-89d6b174d5cd
ObjectCategory    : domain.com/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Auto-Discover-Config
ObjectClass       : {top, msExchAutoDiscoverConfig}
WhenChanged       : 2/27/2008 9:41:51 PM
WhenCreated       : 2/27/2008 9:41:47 PM
OriginatingServer : ExcServ.domain.com
IsValid           : True
#####################################################################################################################################################

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by:endital1097
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go to the properties of your offline address book and ensure that there is a server listed for web based distribution
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here is an example
oab-distribution.PNG
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here it is the result again, it seems ok from my point of view
OAB.jpg
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by:endital1097
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it sounds like you have an issue with autodiscover and the urls it provides to your outlook clients

check the article i posted in my first comment
you'll want to run the following to verify settings
get-webservicesvirtualdirectory
get-clientaccessserver
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thanks mate !
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