I have a windows 2008 Enterprise server (fully updated and patched) with Exchange 2007 (all roles and services), which is also an AD PDC with all FSMO roles installed to it. I have created 3 new servers all windows 2012 standard fully patched. One server is a new DC which has AD domain and forest functional level raised to 2003 and has been added to the domain on the 2008 AD server. The other 2 servers I want to be exchange 2013 in which they are redundant to each other, providing for application fault tolerance in all exchange service areas. For now Im installing one 2012 server with exchange 2013 and the plan is to move the mailboxes to it and get it to become the main email server then build out the second server so that it is redundant to the first.
Ive been following a couple of guides and I'm not stuck pretty much right before I begin migrating mailboxes:
Referencing the first guide. Im on the step/link labeled "Part 2" at the beginning of section "3. Exchange 2013 name space & virtual directories configurations". In most of those commands for the Exchange Power Shell the -Identity flag is using a path, but Im not sure what to use for this path... Im for the most part installing this default, but dont have a problem making those directories someplace standard if there is no default location.
So to restate I would like follow-up all the way to the point where I am able to connect with outlook to the exchange server 2013 as well as OWA via the web, and then how to make the second 2012 server redundant to the first.