Installing Exchange 2010
Posted on 2011-02-23
I am beginnign to research what will be involved with setting up Exchange 2010. So far, I have installed it in a vmware image, and I wandered through all the system requirements until I was able to get it installed. So, I have some level of comfort (but not excitement) in doing this. Now, here is the potentially tough problems.
Currently, I have one domain and I am using Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2003. I want to setup Exchange 2010 on a brand new machine with Windows Server 2008 R2. Once I get 2010 up and running I am going to remove 2007 from the domain. What is the best approach to do this?
My Exchange 2007 seems to be working fine, except that OWA never really worked. I messed something up there.
If I install Exchange 2010 into the same domain as my Exchange 2007 server can I install it as the only Exchange Server for the domain or will it complain and know that Exchange 2007 is already installed? Once I get 2010 installed I will route new incoming emails to it. Then, I will uninstall Exchange 2007 from the other machine, which is also a DC.
By the way, I have two DC's and they are both Windows Server 2003.
I would like some guidance from someone who has done this before, and want to be very cautious.