Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to Server 2016

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Hi Experts,

Is there any step by step migration guide for from Server 2008 R2 (with Exchange 2010 installed) to Server 2016?

We have an old virtual Server 2008R2 has basically everything installed, including AD, DNS and DHCP server, Exchange 2010 server, and now it needs to be upgraded.
I know that Microsoft doesn't recommend installing Exchange with AD in late versions, so we will have AD server and Exchange 2016 installed separately on two virtual machines. is there any step by step guide for this task?

Cheers,
Frank
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Commented:
need to start by getting exchange off that box since you can't demote it with exchange installed...you will need to migrate to a newer version of exchange since 2010 won't work on anything above server 2012

HOW TO MIGRATE FROM MICROSOFT EXCHANGE 2010 TO EXCHANGE 2016
http://techgenix.com/migrate-exchange-2010-2016/

then build your new domain controller (do this after migrating exchange since exchange 2010 does not support 2016 domain controllers)

Upgrade Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2016
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/deploy/upgrade-domain-controllers

AD/DNS will migrate over once the 2016 server is promoted.  you will need to migrate your dhcp scope(s) manually

How to Migrate DHCP from Windows Server 2008 to 2012/2016
http://www.brycematheson.io/how-to-migrate-dhcp-from-windows-server-2008-to-2012-2016/

once the domain controllers are working nicely together, shut off the 2008 r2 server for a few days to see if there is anything left over that needs to be fixed first.  if not, turn the server on and cleanly demote it (dcpromo)
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Sett Simmons provided you enough info for a successful migration. Go for it.
Marshal HubsEmail Consultant
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Use Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant tool that asks you a few questions about your current environment and then generates a custom step-by-step checklist that will help you deploy different versions of Exchange Server for different types of scenarios.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn756393.aspx

For Mailbox Migration from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/33372.mailbox-migration-from-exchange-2010-to-exchange-2016.aspx

Stellar EDB to PST Converter allows you to migrate mailboxes from Exchange Server 2010 to 2016. You can download the software from here: https://www.stellarinfo.com/email-repair/edb-pst-converter.php
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Enough information to confirm answer.

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