We are starting to migrate users to Exchange 2016 and are wundering if it is posible to have a hosting plan that creates mailboxes on 2016 but users 2010 for public folders?
Another thing we are wundering is if its possible to not use public folders och public folder mailxoes and only use the Exchange mailboxes when createing user?
During migration you need to keep SolidCP on Exchange 2010, and migrate PF / OAB lastly.
So you can create orgs / mailboxes etc which will hit Exchange 2010 instead of Exchange 2016 (you then have to migrate those again untill the last one is done).
Once every mailbox has moved to Exchange 2016 you can migrate PF’s and OAB’s to Exchange 2016.
- No this is not possible, it’s because SolidCP can only do the 2010 way or the 2016 way, it is not programmed to setup PF’s the 2010 way while doing the rest the 2016 way. Besides that i wouldn’t really recommend having a split environment for Exchange to start with. (it’s asking for complications down the road).
- You can Chose not to use Public folders however SolidCP will always create one top level public folder for each organization for segregation reasons. it’s not useable or configurable by the organization users, just purely used for segregation.
First thanks for your fast response.
“You can Chose not to use Public folders however SolidCP will always create one top level public folder for each organization for segregation reasons. it’s not useable or configurable by the organization users, just purely used for segregation.”
So basicly its not possible to create new mailboxes on Exchange 2016 if there are exchange 2010 servers that has a public folder DB?
So you cannot create a 2016 public folder mailbox if there is a 2010 public folder DB and 2010 users cannot access public folders when they are on 2010 public folder mailbox?
Is there an option to get this working doring the migration fase witch will rake some time?