SBS 2003 to 2012 R2 Standard and Exchange 2013

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Hi

Im doing a migration for a customer and wonder if I'm doing it the right way before I progress any further

All work is being done on virtual machines on 1 hyper-V server

Going to setup a 2012 Standard server as the primary DC (thought a little stuck there at moment)

Then setup a temporary 2008 R2 server with Exchange 2010 and migrate the exchange after the DC is migrated

Then setup another 2012 R2 server with Exchange 2013 and migrate the Exchange to that


Can anyone see any problems and got any hints?
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1) First you can add windows server 2012 in you windows server 2003 domain

Refer below link :

http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2013/05/05/step-by-step-adding-a-windows-server-2012-domain-controller-to-an-existing-windows-2003-network.aspx

Or you can install windows server 2012 and add in domain.

http://www.petri.co.il/join-windows-server-2012-to-domain.htm

2) Install exchange server 2010 on the windows 2012 server.

Refer below link :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638130(v=exchg.141).aspx

3) Migrate user mailbox exchange 2003 to 2010 and demote the exchange server 2003.

4) Install exchange 2013 on the another 2012 server and migrate exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.

OR

You can achieve through below link :

http://www.codetwo.com/blog/migrating-exchange-2003-straight-to-exchange-2013/

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Thank you for quick response. Hopefully migration will go smoothly

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