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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Naming - 8.Nov.2012 2:38:35 AM   


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We currently running Exchange 2007 with latest SP. We'd like to upgrade to Exchange 2010 but keep the same server name. I realize an in place upgrade is not supported.
Can someone please advise how to "upgrade" but keep our current server name.

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RE: Exchange 2007 to 2010 Naming - 8.Nov.2012 10:39:12 AM   


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You could do the following:

1. Backup all user mailboxes to PST files using Export-Mailbox or outlook
2. Delete/disables all the mailboxes
3. Remove all the mail sotres.
4. Uninstall all the Exchange roles
5. Apply pre-requisities for Exchange 2010
6. Install Exchange 2010
7. Setup new mail stores
8. Create new mailboxes for users on Exchange 2010
9. Restore mail from the PST files.


Peter Hutchison MCP
Exchange Administrator
University of Huddersfield

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RE: Exchange 2007 to 2010 Naming - 8.Nov.2012 10:40:16 AM   


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The only way for you to do this would be to uninstall Exchange 2007 and install Exchange 2010 with the same server name but why are you required to keep the same server name?


Ibrahim Benna - Microsoft Exchange MVP
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RE: Exchange 2007 to 2010 Naming - 26.Nov.2012 3:34:46 PM   


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Short answer: you realistically cannot. To even attempt it is a foolhardy move.

What pjhutch posted, in theory should work, but:

1. your mail system will be down for hours or days while you do this
2. inbound mail will bounce and NDR
3. all your activesync devices will have to be re-initiated
4. all your autodiscover/web settings will be lost

In short, you will break more stuff in the process than you want to.

What's the fascination for using the same server name? I am guessing you are tying to be cheap when it comes to cert's. Did I guess right?

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