Additional Steps for Exchange 2010 Migration

After evaluation of the new features of Exchange 2010 the decision to implement it was taken.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 introduces the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant or ExDeploy, a new Web-based tool that can help you with your Exchange deployment. ExDeploy asks you a few questions about your current environment and then generates a custom checklist and procedures that help simplify your deployment.

DO NOT FORGET (as I did!)

Install Exchange SP1

Because I also neglected to tick the Install pre-requisites check box I also came acrosss the following aditional steps I needed to carry out……

Additional Step 1;

“The Active Directory needs to be prepared for Exchange Server and Ldifde.exe is not installed on this computer. You must install Ldifde.exe by running ‘ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS’ or restart setup on a domain controller.”

Command Prompt – ServerManagerCmd -i RSAT-ADDS

Additional Step 2;
“The start mode for the Net. TCP Port Sharing service must be set to Automatic before Setup can continue.”

Powershell – Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic

Additional Step 3;
verify that “Microsoft Exchange Security Groups Exchange Trusted Subsystem” group is a member of local admin group of all Exchange 2007 server

Additional Step 4;
2007 Office System Converter: Microsoft Filter Pack

Additional Step 5;
Windows Media Encoder and Windows Media Audio Voice Codec(Required for unified Communications Role) Install Desktop Experience.

ServerManagerCmd -install Desktop-Experience


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