Exchange 2010 upgrade to Exchange 2016

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Hi Guys,

Can i Upgrade Exchange Server 2010 directly to Exchange 2016, or we have to place Exchange 2013 in between.

Thanks in Advance.

ALso please if you have any document link for upgrade path please advice.
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Hani M .S. Al-habshiContributor as IT Expert

Yes you can upgrade directly from 2010 to 2016
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Hi Pankaj,
You can upgrade Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016.
I suggest you use deployment assistant..
Below is a similar thread.
Saif ShaikhServer engineer

Yes, 2010 to 2016 migration is supported i.e. you are in supported environment.

1. Upgrade exchange 2010 to latest SP3 RU.
2. Install Exchange 2016 on a new box.
3. Export and import the current third party cert on exchange 2016 server.
4. Set all virtual directories to but do not set the autodiscover virtual directory to SET it to null
Set-clientaccessserver -internalURI$NULL
5. Move a test mailbox and verify functionality
6.Create mailbox migration batch and set it manual completion i.e. 95%
7. Create PF batch and set it to manual complete.
8. change firewall nat for port 443 and 25 pointing to exchange 2016 (Downtime required).
9.  Move mailboxes from 2010 to 2016.
10. Once mailboxes are moved move public folders.
11. Disable exchange services for a week and monitor functionality.
12., Once verified uninstall exchange 2010.
The best way is to use Exchange deployment assistant and derive the values that you get based on your environment.

General steps:

Install Exchange Server 2016.
Configure Exchange 2016 - Client Connectivity in an Exchange 2016 Coexistence Environment with Exchange 2010
Move mailboxes - Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 using Exchange Admin Center.
Remove Exchange 2010 from the environment.

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