Powershell command in exhange 2010 that shows all transferred roles prior to decommision of last virtual 2003 node from cluster

Posted on 2014-01-22
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Last Modified: 2014-01-28
Apologies for the long title, it pretty much says it all in there what I would like to accomplish. I have all of the technet documentation for removing the last legacy exhchange server but since we did the original move over to 2010 before I arrived with the organization, my manager wants an easy list of commands we can use on 2010 to ensure that the proper roles have been transferred over once we go through all the checklists.

Additionally.. it seems that even technet documentation sometimes recommends using adsiedit to remove certain values, can you confirm we can do this without modifying the AD manually.? If not, it would be a concern.
Question by:gladminis
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by:Will Szymkowski
Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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When you say "roles" what are you referring to? Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010 are completely different. Exchange 2003 has 2 roles Front-End and Back-End. Exchange 2010 has 5 total roles 3 are commonly used (CAS, HUB, Mailbox, UM, EDGE). I believe it is the fetaures/functionality that you are looking to transfer
Transfering the Following Parts of Exchange
- Public Folder Referals (ex2003 to ex2010)
- Public Folder Heirarchy (ex2003 to ex2010)
- Migrate Address Lists (ldap to opath)
- Migrate Email Address Policies
- Removing RUS and RUS Enterprise (RUS enterprise requires using ADSIEdit)
- Mailboxes

The above are high level areas that need to be migrated completely before decommissioning Exchange 2003.

In more cases once all of Exchange 2003 is migrated over you should have no issues "uninstalling" exchange 2003 from add/remove programs. If however you do have issues removing Exchange it is acceptable to use ADSIedit to accomplish this (just be careful when using ADSIedit).

For Removing the Enterprise RUS for Exchange 2003 you have no other option but to remove it using ADSIedit. You can remove the other RUS within the ESM.


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ID: 39801381
What we want is a set of commands to run on Exchange 2010 to ensure that all of the parts of exchange you have mentioned above have been moved to 2010.  We have documentation that shows similar steps as well but no confirmatory commands to run once we have completed the transfer

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I mentioned earlier that we had already begun the transfer of these roles months ago and need the command which verifies the above has been done.
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gladminis earned 0 total points
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I figured it out myself. In case anyone else reads this in future for help I ran he test-ServiceHealth cmdlet with options to display the roles currently held by the 2010 servers like I had asked. I digress, sometimes messages are not conveyed properly no matter how well written they are.

The commands I asked for are listed in the following resources...

Legacy email policy commands- http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2011/03/15/upgrading-legacy-email-address-policy.aspx 

commands to update default recipient filters - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd335105%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx –

Move public folder Hierarchy http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/a1d98401-9f51-4332-8327-4f4751b9273b/move-the-public-folder-hierarchy-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010?forum=exchange2010  -

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Not sure what to write here, thanks for the help. It showed my superiors that even an expert exchange guru just reiterated technet so there should be no surprises outside of that documentation.

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The reason I gave it a B was because although I asked for cmdlets specifically for the tasks that Will mentioned, he just basically reiterated microsoft's recommendation to do the above tasks before  moving exchange.

Technet gave me exactly the same response as Will, which was great.. only if I had not already known to do all those things. The fact I never received a response after asking followup questions is why this is not an A or B grade response.

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