In part 2 we will start with preparing the forest and then Installing Exchange Server 2010.
Since this is a mixed mode environment we have to run below commands.
Figure 1 : setup /pl
In figure 1 we are running the command from D drive. Ensure that you run the command from the drive where it holds the Exchange setup and other binary files.
Figure 2 : Setup /pl completed
Once it is completed. Run the below command to extend the forest schema.
Figure 3 : Setup /ps
Figure 4 : Setup /ps completed
Now Prepare AD
Figure 5 : Setup /p
Figure 6 : Setup /p completed
Post completion open Exchange System Manager and you will see the Exchange Administrative Group.
Figure 7 : Exchange Administrative Group
Now its time to install the core Exchange Server 2010 SP3 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64 Bit member server.
Navigate to the drive folder which holds Exchange Setup files. Double click on Setup.exe.
There are certain steps which is easy to follow so I have skipped them.
Figure 8 : Installation type
In figure 8 we will select typical
Figure 9 : Client Access server External Domain
In figure 9 you will enter the name for external client access. Example mail.xyz123.com
Figure 10 : Bridgehead Server
Figure 11 : CEIP
Figure 12 : Readiness Check Completed
Figure 13 : Setup Finished
Figure 14 : Exchange System Manager
In figure 14 we can see there are RG Connectors created automatically by the Setup. This connector is required for internal mail flow between Exchange Server 2003 and 2010. Also to replicate PF from 2003 to 2010.
Post installation just confirm the database path and log files path. By default they will be on the drive where setup was installed.
Create few test mailboxes and confirm mail flow is working to and fro.
In part 3 we will moving public folders and mailboxes. Post which we will be uninstalling Exchange Server 2003.