Step by Step Journey to Migration Exchange 2010 sp3 to Exchange Server 2016 Part-II

Summary of Part-II

will continue from Part-I of migration, in first part we have just configured domain environment for installation of Exchange 2010 SP3, in this part we will install all prerequisites of Exchange 2010 SP3 and itself Exchange 2010 setup.


VMs related configuration will remain same as described in part-I of our migration guide. I will join the 2nd VM with Domain 2008 and login with Domain Admin credentials to perform all tasks for the installation of Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3.

Exchange 2010 VM Properties

I am using very less amount of memory in lab environment and joined the VM to the existing domain controller which on Windows Server 2008.

Network IP Setting for Exchange 2010 VM

As you can see I am using preffered DNS as first Domain Controller

Installing prerequisites of Exchange 2010

Install Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0

Accept the Agreement and Clikc on Next

You will see the successful message screen Click to continue

On the Start Menu, navigate to All Programs, then Accessories, then Windows PowerShell.
Open an elevated Windows PowerShell console, and run the following command:

Import-Module ServerManager

Use the Add-WindowsFeature cmdlet to install the necessary operating system components: a. For a server that will have the typical installation of Client Access, Hub Transport, and the Mailbox role:
Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Metabase,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console,WAS-Process-Model,RSAT-Web-Server,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Dyn-Compression,NET-HTTP-Activation,RPC-Over-HTTP-Proxy -Restart

This will install all required features for Exchange 2010 installation. On servers that will have the Client Access Server role installed, after the system has restarted.

Log on as an administrator, open an elevated Windows PowerShell console, and configure the Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service for Automatic startup by running the following command:

Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic

After installing RSAT-ADDS tool, restart the server

Preparing Active Directory for Exchange 2010


Open Command Prompt. Type following command to prepare active directory for installing Exchange Server. Mount Exchange 2010 SP3 DVD/ISO image into your VM.

D:>setup /prepareschema

The second step is to prepare Active Directory for Exchange installation. Type your organization name in Organization Name switch. Hit the following command in command prompt.

D:> setup /prepareAD /OrganizationName:MSTECHGuru

Now to prepare this domain for Exchange server installation, hit the following commands in command prompt.

D:> setup /PrepareDomain

Now, we will install typical Exchange server that includes, Hub Transport, Client Access and Mailbox. These roles are typical if you are installing only one Exchange server for small environment.
Before stating the installation of Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 don’t forget to give a reboot to your VM.

Exchange 2010 SP3 Installation

Now, we will install typical Exchange server that includes, Hub Transport, Client Access and Mailbox. These roles are typical if you are installing only one Exchange server for small environment. Because this is the Lab environment so we will use all roles in one server.
Mount your Exchange 2010 SP3 DVD into your Exchange VM and double click on it or get inside and click on Setup file.

Click on Install Microsoft Exchange

Click Next

Click on Next

Click Next

Select Automatically install option & Click Next

Select No and Click Next to continue

Select No and Click Next to continue
You can put the domain name as per your environment & Click Next

Select I don’t want to join & Click Next

Click Finish & check Finalize this installation using the Exchange Management console

Exchange Installation Completed Successfully

Give a reboot to your system.

Exchange 2010 Installation Completed


We have successfully received email from User1. Till here we have completed our Migration Lab part I, and part II we will add one additional domain controller of Windows Server 2016 Data Center Edition and also Add one Exchange Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 in the same AD domain so that we can start our migration from Exchange 2010 SP3 to Exchange 2016.
In next lab which Part-III, I will also migration FSMO roles from Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Controller to new Windows Server 2016 Active Directory Domain Controller so that I can later demote Windows 2008 Domain with Exchange 2010.

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