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Migration from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 - Installation Query

We are planning to migrate from our SBS 2011 server to separate servers running Windows Server 2012 R2 and Exchange 2013 as we have exceeded the 75 user limit of SBS.

I believe that when we install Exchange 2013 on the new server it creates a link between it and the existing Exchange 2010 installation on the SBS server. Can someone confirm that all staff will be unaffected by this link it creates and they will be able to continue using their mailboxes as normal until we perform the next steps for moving the mailboxes etc?
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Jim Jones
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rynozeemanCommented:
Your users wont be affected!

Use the Exchange Deployment Assistant found here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/exdeploy2013/Checklist?state=2419-W-AAAAAAAAQAAAAAEAAAAAAAA~

Following all the steps correctly will assist you in doing the migration from Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013.
Remember promoting the new server to Domain controller will start the SBS timer that is 7 days for the migration to be finished!
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
"I believe that when we install Exchange 2013 on the new server it creates a link between it and the existing Exchange 2010 installation on the SBS server."

There is no such link.
You may have read something about installing Exchange 2010 with Exchange 2003 already deployed. That does create a link.
Exchange 2010/2013 does not require that connector.

However be aware that the server becomes production immediately. Clients will start using it, the server will use it for transport purposes and therefore you can get SSL prompts almost as soon as the installation is complete.

Simon.
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Jim JonesAuthor Commented:
Installation went like a charm. Everyone needed to re-enter their username and password when they first logged in to Outlook, but that's it. Thanks!
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