Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

In-Place upgrade from Server 2008R2 to Server 2012 with Exchange 2010 installed

Posted on 2014-04-11
3
Medium Priority
?
1,736 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-16
I have a single Exchange 2010 SP3 Server with all the roles running on Server 2008 R2 ‘Standard’. I want to setup DAG for redundancy but Standard Edition doesn’t support the Clustering Feature needed to implement DAG. It’s my understanding that Server 2012 Standard supports Clustering, would an in-place upgrade to Server 2012 ‘Standard’ be a viable solution? Has anyone out there had experience with doing an in-place upgrade with Exchange Server 2010 installed?
0
Comment
Question by:Jim Lehfeldt
3 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 39993931
As far as the in-place upgrade, you should be ok. Regarding Exchange, you will probably need to make some adjustments. Exchange features can be affected due to a major change like this.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c28c2fdc-ad1f-49d4-aebe-ee8c0d374eed/2008-r2-2012-in-place-upgrade?forum=winserver8gen

Hope this helps!
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Jamie McKillop earned 1500 total points
ID: 39994826
Hello,

I would not attempt this. Microsoft doesn't support upgrading the OS when Exchange is installed. Build a new server then move all your mailboxes.

-JJ
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The main intent of this article is to make you aware of ‘Exchange fail to mount’ error, its effects, causes, and solution.
With so many activities to perform, Exchange administrators are always busy in organizations. If everything, including Exchange Servers, Outlook clients, and Office 365 accounts work without any issues, they can sit and relax. But unfortunately, it…
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an anti-spam), the admin…
Suggested Courses

963 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