In this article we will discuss general steps about Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016 migration.
You can use the below process to do an Exchange 2013 to Exchange 2016:
- First you need to upgrade all Exchange 2013 servers to CU10 or later. This is required before you can install Exchange 2016 in your environment.
- Check if you have any Exchange 2010 servers in your environment, these need to either be decommissioned or upgraded to SP3 UR11 or later.Check in detail here – Exchange 2016 system requirements: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719(v=exchg.160).aspx
- If you have any Exchange 2007 in your environment decommission it. Because it’s not supported in an Exchange 2016 environment.In detail here – Can’t install Exchange 2016 in a forest that contains Exchange 2007 servers: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms.exch.setupreadiness.e16e12coexistenceminversionrequirement(v=exchg.160).aspx
- Check that you meet all the pre-requisites to install Exchange 2016 in your environment.You can check here in detail – Exchange 2016 prerequisites: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691354(v=exchg.160).aspx
- Now, Install Exchange 2016 in your environment.
- Then, configure the Service Connection Point on the Exchange 2016 server.
- After that install the required SSL certificate on the Exchange 2016 server.
- Now need to configure Exchange 2013 – 2016 CAS coexistence. There are different methods to do this. We’ll talk about them briefly and then I’ll demonstrate one of them briefly.
- Now move mailboxes to Exchange 2016.
- After that move public folder mailboxes to Exchange 2016.
- Then migrate mail flow to Exchange 2016.
- In last decommission the Exchange 2013 server.
More information about the Exchange Deployment Assistant can be found here – Microsoft Exchange Server Deployment Assistant: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn756393.aspx
Follow the above quick guide to migrate from Exchange server 2013 to Exchange server 2016.