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Upgrading Office Communicator Server 2005 to Lync Server 2010

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Hi,

My company is in the process of upgrading from Office Communicator Server (2005) to what is now known as Lync Server 2010.

As far as I know the process is not straight forward. I've been told that I need to first upgrade from 2005 to 2007, and then to 2010.

Is this true? Also, is there a way to migrate settings/contact information from the 2005 version to 2010?

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well. you are right. you should migrate to 2007 then 2010 (or 2013 which is the latest!)

you can do a cut over install from 2005 to 2010 (means turn off 2005 one day and turn on 2010). by doing this way, all settings/contact will not be migrated.

if you only have a handful of them, then this might be the best option.
Though this method is not microsoft support.

SEE http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ocsplanningdeployment/thread/42379114-d468-4909-9139-cd72ff5a60d4

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you can see the microsoft support LCS 2005 to Lync 2010 migration strategy for more information.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27432

in short, you are right, there is no straight forward process.


NOTe: Lync 2013 is the latest


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Thank you, limjianan. I appreciate the time you took to supply this solution.
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