We have VMware virtual infrastructure. Currently we have Exchange 2007 mail server in our network. We wanted to migrate our exchange server from 2007 to 2010.The migration engineer had built the Exchange server 2010 on a Windows 2012 and he migrated a couple of mailboxes and tested and I was told only the SSL certificate was pending that required to be applied. By then the IT Services Company went into administration and it is been a year since the Exchange 2010 server was built.
This exchange 2010 server was powered on, since one year and three days before I have shut down the server.
Now, I am thinking of moving to Exchange2013 rather that to migrating all the mail box from Exchange 2007 to 2010. Please suggest
1)Is it a good idea to remove exchange 2010 that is installed on Windows 2012 server and install Exchange 2013.If so please post me some tutorials to completely remove exchange.
2) If this is not a good idea and if I have to build a new 2012 server and freshly install Exchange 2013, please let me know.
Thanks any suggestions much appreciated.