I am doing a cross forest/exchange migration at the minute, well planning it out at this stage here is the scenario, what we hope to achieve and how we plan to do it, any suggestions would be great.
I would like to add this is pretty high level stuff and ill only be accepting answers from high level contributors with the correct experience no offence to anyone.
by the time this happens we will upgrade the forest functional level and domain operations level to 2008R2, we will also be adding a 3rd DC to host only the infrastructure master role as per MS recommendations.
We have in SiteA
VMware ESXI 5.5 with Vcenter multi host environment with Failover configured.
1 X AD Forest, 1 X AD Domain(2008 forest and operations level), with 2 X DC(1 X 2008R2 and 1 X 2008), 1 X Exchange 2010 server single CAS, 2 X SQL servers that are mission critical, Various other file print servers and other servers I class as irrelevant at an overview.
The plan is to move SiteA to a datacentre, then leave SiteB running at our office location we plan to also do the following.
- SiteB will be a completely new forest unfortunately this is a requirement.
- Create a forest trust between both forests.
- Leave the mission critical stuff SQL/WEB etc on SiteA.
- Migrate our Exchange server along with our AD data to SiteB which is a completely new forest.
Just at an overview how does this sound.
Has anyone got any recomandations for this?
The thing I am most concerned about is the exchange server and migrating it to a new forest I am actually not even sure if this will work to be honest.
Any help is appreciated