I have a current Exchange 2007 environment, single server running on a Windows Server 2008 platform.
From the guidance documentation, I see that an in-place upgrade is not supported so that means that the Exchange 2007 and 2010 servers will coexist until all of the mailboxes have been moved.
Following the removal of the Exchange 2003 server, I would intend to rename the 2007 server in order to maintain my existing naming schema. Is this supported?
Or, are there other ways I could migrate mailbox data, such as backing up the Exchange 2007 server mailboxes, removing it from the domain, creating a new Exchange 2010 organization (no coexistence), then restoring the mailboxes to the new server? My organization can tolerate scheduled downtime for email services and based on my experience with coexistence during the 2003 - 2007 upgrade, I would rather start over with a clean 2010 environment.
Thanks in advance for the help!