VMwareParticipantJune 14, 2017 at 9:50 am #167060
i am migrating my windows sbs server 2008 (ad and exchange server 2007) to windows server 2016. i would like to know the best plan for setup. my office have branches in india and usa.
is it good to setup one ad and exchange server in india and one ad in usa.
could you please help me on exchage server redundancy plan
Thanks in advance
OssianModeratorJune 14, 2017 at 10:08 am #191695
We really need more information:
Number of users (since it is SBS, I assume <75)
Bandwidth between sites
Amount of inter-site email
Mail store size at the moment
(Probably a lot more but those are good starters
IMHO (unless poor connection between sites) one AD spanning all sites, with DCs at each
As far as Exchange goes, for redundancy you need a DAG and unless you have very fast inter-site links, it will have to be in a single site, so to have Exchange in both sites would require four servers. IMHO put Exchange in the site with most users, or if that is nearly equal, the best connectivity.
A consultant might be a good idea!June 15, 2017 at 12:54 pm #271501
You may also want to consider using Office 365 (Exchange Online). That would get you a lot with no infrastructure or configuration to worry about on the Exchange side.
But I agree with Ossian, a consultant would be a good idea to make sure you’re getting the best setup for your org.June 19, 2017 at 5:39 am #389520
[USER=”87″]Ossian[/USER] presently 70 users are there. mailbox size is 2gb. and i have my present domain name like abcd-efg.local mail server domain like abcd.com.
[USER=”8674″]jeremy[/USER] i have suggested office 365 to my management but they are not accepting to do that. they want exchange and DC setup should in office premises. and also if i ask for consultant they will fire me. i need to do it myself. i am still in a position with no clear idea for migration
Kindly please help me. i hope you will guide me on thisJune 19, 2017 at 6:03 am #271502
I’m sorry to hear that. It is unrealistic for a company (especially of your size) to have that kind of knowledge internally. Consultants will do migrations hundreds of times whereas internal employees will do a specific migration once.
OssianModeratorJune 19, 2017 at 6:47 am #191709
I concur with Jeremy – very shortsighted management.
We can help you to a certain extent, but without access to your systems, all answers will be general rather than specific
I think there is another thread where I suggest you consider a fresh start (SBS is near its limits). If not, you will need to do a two step migrationJune 19, 2017 at 9:49 am #389521
i would like to fresh start with windows server 2016. could you please help me what are the prerequisites i need to do. taking mailbox data pst…etcJune 19, 2017 at 9:52 am #389522
most of the users using linux machines, they are using Thunderbird mail client for emails. if i taken pst from exchange server how do i import after upgrade to 2016. please help
bigalusnParticipantJune 28, 2017 at 7:34 am #353907
You can’t upgrade from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016. You would need to upgrade to Exchange 2010 or Exchange 2013, then you can upgrade to Exchange 2016. Now I agree with the earlier posts about getting some assistance on the upgrade/migration, since contractors do this all the time. But here is a link that will get you pointed in the right direction. I myself have installed Exchange 2007 and migrated old inboxes from Lotus Notes to Exchange, then years later used a Contractor to help me upgrade from Exchange 2007 to 2013. But your best bet would be Office 365, on premise Exchange servers are a job in itself.June 28, 2017 at 10:42 am #271520
I’ll do you one better on the instructions ;)
Should give you pretty detailed instructions for various scenarios. But I will say that there has never been a migration that I’ve done where this covered all the bases.
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