How to move from management only Exchange 2016 to management only 2019

Vladimir Topalovic 20 Reputation points
2023-10-05T20:59:01.0166667+00:00

Hello,

I need help with the step-by-step procedure on how to migrate from management-only Exchange 2016 to management-only Exchange 2019.

Status: We migrated all mailboxes to Exchange Online and we are using the old Exchange 2016 server to manage some attributes within 365. AD Connect is active. Exchange 2016 hosts old mailboxes, and a lot of public folders, but we don't need to keep anything. MX points directly to Exchange Online.

Goal: We want to move to Exchange 2019, use a free Exchange license, and use Exchange 2019 to manage Exchange Online mailboxes.

What is the step order in this migration flow?

Thanks a lot!

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  1. Kael Yao-MSFT 37,576 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-06T01:31:02.9166667+00:00

    Hi @Vladimir Topalovic

    Goal: We want to move to Exchange 2019, use a free Exchange license, and use Exchange 2019 to manage Exchange Online mailboxes.

    You can simply install the latest Exchange 2019 management tools on any domain-joined computer (client or server) for management purpose, rather than installing a new Exchange 2019 server.

    For more details please refer to these two documentation:

    Manage recipients in Exchange Hybrid environments using Management tools

    Install the Exchange management tools

    01

    One thing to note is that you can shutdown the Exchange 2016 server, but do not uninstall it.


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