Solved

Upgrading  & moving exchange 2007 to 2013

Posted on 2014-01-14
9
813 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-14
I am running win2003 R2 64bit with exchange 2007 SP2.

I need to upgrade to Exchange 2013, with Win 2012 R2.

I am running Hyper V, so the 2012 R2 is a VM.

Does anyone know of any good websites with step by step instructions on how to perform this migration?

Much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:afacts
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:EEhotline
EEhotline earned 250 total points
ID: 39780877
0
 
LVL 56

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 250 total points
ID: 39780886
Exchange 2013 is not yet supported on 2012 R2. So there is no migration guidance in that scenario and you will find that attempting to go it alone will be painful and broken.

-Cliff
0
 

Author Comment

by:afacts
ID: 39780912
So should I only upgrade to 2010 for now, and in a few months or whenever it's supported, upgrade to it then?

How do you know for sure that exchange 2013 is not supported on win 2012 R2?
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:EEhotline
ID: 39780947
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 56

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 39780954
I won't presume to tell you that you should upgrade to 2010. Or use 2012 instead of 2012 R2. Or whether you should upgrade at all and just wait. Your resources, time, budget, are your own. So only you can make those decisions.

As far as support, Microsoft always publishes system requirements. Exchange 2013 is here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719(v=exchg.150).aspx

You can see that 2012 R2 is *not* listed as a supported OS. When they add support, they'll update this document. You should always be checking system requirements before installing software. While the OS is a great example, if you are just making assumptions you  could also run into other things where you don't meet minimum requirements. You'd be surprised how many "IT Pros" I saw buy 2008 R2 licenses a few years ago for their existing servers at the time, just to find out they didn't have a processor that supported 64-bits, or didn't support the necessary instruction sets, etc. A lot of money spent on a license and CALs...just to either have to bust their budget to buy new servers. Or sit on the unused licenses. System requirements aren't suggestions and shouldn't be glossed over.

But if you need explicit further proof, there is always the Exchange team itself, which maintains a blog and wrote this about 2012 R2:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2013/09/17/exchange-support-for-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx

And while it isn't normal to "update" an old blog entry, I'm fairly sure they will post a new one when support is actually added. And that hasn't come out yet.
0
 

Author Comment

by:afacts
ID: 39780978
EEhotline:

On that website, it lists a checklist, but it only shows the instructions for the first step.
How do I perform the rest of the steps on the checklist?

Checklist
Exchange 2013 Deployment
Digital Certificates Configurations
Configure Exchange-related virtual directories
Configure offline address book (OAB)
Move Internet mail flow from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013
Move Client Access from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013
Move mailboxes from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013
Move public folder data from Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2013
Decommissioning Exchange 2007
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:EEhotline
ID: 39780992
0
 

Author Comment

by:afacts
ID: 39781118
I think I will just upgrade to Exchange 2010 for now, and maybe later this year, we'll upgrade to 2013.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:afacts
ID: 39781121
Thanks guys, will just upgrade to exchange 2010 for now.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
Follow this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature from personal quotes, animated gifs and out-of-date marketing content.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now