Most easy way to get things done:
- Update to SolidCP First (as it can handle both 2010 and 2016)
- Install your exchange 2016
- Migrate accounts / OAB’s / PF’s etc over to the 2016 environment
- Flip the SolidCP Provider over from 2010 to 2016 (can only be done in the database)
Do note to check that your existing Exchange 2010 SP3 has segregation done correct for each ou the following should exist:
- Address book policy
- Offline Address book
- Global Address list
- Address list
- Rooms list
To finalize you can run the Public Folder fix (so all OU’s have their own Public folder with default PF set to avoid weird popups in outlook).
Marco, can you elaborate on what we need to do in the database for:
“Flip the SolidCP Provider over from 2010 to 2016 (can only be done in the database)”
and where is the “the Public Folder fix” ? Is that a powershell script? Searched the forums and didn’t find it.
Thanks again for all of your kind help and support!
To flip the Flip the SolidCP Provider over from 2010 to 2016 you will need to open your SolidCP SQL Database and go to the Services table, find the services with the name of your Exchange Server(s) – (the service name) and change the ProviderID from 32 to 92 if you are moving from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016
The Public Filder Fix is classed as a tool, so the latest version can be downloaded from the Installer site in the files directory.
If you are running the latest version of SolidCP (currently v1.1.0) the required file can be downloaded from:-
If you want to get the latest stable version you can always use the following:-
I am doing a migration from 2013 to 2016 at the moment. I was originally on WebsitePanel but have upgraded to SolidCP 1.1.1.
I’ve created a new 2016 DAG, migrated all the mailboxes, public folders and decommissioned all the old 2013 mailbox databases.
So right now I’ve got a single 2013 server with SolidCP Server installed and a 2016 DAG.
When I flip the ProviderID from 91 to 92, I get an access denied message in SolidCP when viewing mailboxes. The error message returned is from one of the 2016 DAG members. This is without changing anything else in SolidCP.
When ProviderID is set to 91 it contacts the 2013 server. If I change ProviderID to 92 it seems to know how to contact the new DAG without changing the powershell URL set in SolidCP. It almost appears to be ignoring the powershell URL.
Is this expected behaviour? I also assumed given the advice in this thread that I did not need to install SolidCP Server on one of the 2016 servers.
Your getting the access denied message when the Exchange powershell url isn’t local.
External virtual powershell permissions are alot more complex to apply then the local one (i personally never got that to work).
So the most easy way is: install SolidCP Server on the exchange 2016 CAS –> in the SolidCP Portal change the connection settings of the existing exchange 2013 server –> since you already flipped over the provider ID you should be more or less set.
Thanks for the reply.
It took me some time testing but your advice worked.
The reason for doing lots of testing is because I don’t quite understand the behaviour of setting the powershell directory in SolidCP.
Unders Servers -> Hosted Exchange -> Powershell URL
No matter what I put in that field, it doesn’t appear to do anything. What I mean is I purposely input an incorrect URL. It does not cause things to break.
I’m glad the advice worked out 🙂
For the powershell url:
- make sure it’s only used in specific area’s most aspects still make use of AD Directly without Exchange PS
- Make sure the url / auth can be cached, so an IIS Reset on the Exchange server with SolidCP Server on it will clear the already established connection (or in some cases broken auth connection).
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