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Exchange 2003 - 2010 migration

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Hi All,

I'm putting together a plan to migrate from our Exchange 2003 server to a new Exchange 2010 server.  We are planning on also setting up database availability groups for failover.  Can you have a look at my plan and see if makes sense? i.e. is this the correct order to do this in?

Many thanks

1. Prepare the Windows 2008 R2 server                                           

2. Install Exchange 2010 SP1                                                 

3. Add the new digital certificate to the Exchange 2010 server                        

4. ActiveSync configuration                                                

5. DNS configuration and legacy host name settings configuration                              

6. Assign the digital certificate from the new server to the old server                  

7. Change the OAB generation server                                          

8. Convert existing address lists to 2010 format                                    

9. SMTP/Smarthost configuration                                          

10. Moving mailboxes to the Exchange 2010 server                              

11. Moving Public Folders                                          

12. Setting up database availability groups                                    

13. Creating archive mailboxes for users                                          

14. Importing .pst files into archive mailboxes                                    

15. Post installation tasks
James H
IT Director

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