Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 Migration-Part 3: Exchange 2010 DAG and outlook Anywhere Configuration

In this Part 3 article, We will see how the DAG and Outlook anywhere configured and how Outlook connectivity is working in the Exchange 2010 Environment.

If you would like to read the part 1 in this article series please go to Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 Migration -Part 1: AD Installation

If you would like to read the part 2 in this article series please go to Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 Migration-Part 2: Exchange 2010 Installation and configuration 

DAG Configuration in Exchange 2010:

In Exchange 2010 Forest, DAG was configured as like below configuration. since we have seen it many times in my previous articles, i showed how it configured.

 

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Adding DAG Member servers in the Exchange 2010 Database Availability Group:

Open Exchange management Console–>Organization Configuration-Mailbox–>Database availability Groups–Right client on DAG and Click on Manage Database Availability Group Membership

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Click on Add

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Select Exchange 2010 MBX servers and click on OK

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Click on Manage

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if you run, Get-DatabaseAvailabiltyyGroup and we can  see the member servers are added successfully. 5

Adding Passive databasecopy

open Exchange Powershell and run Add-MailboxdatabaseCopy -identity DB01 -MailboxServer 2010-EX2010MBX2

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After successfully adding the Passive Mailbox databasecopy, Run Get-Mailboxdatabase -Identity DB01

We can see both the copies are in healthy status.

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We can run Move-ActiveMailboxDatabase -Identity DB01 to see the successful Mailbox database fail-over between the mailboxdatabase servers

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We can see the mailbox database moved to another Mailbox Server. So DAG is working fine without any issues in the Exchange 2010 Forest.

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Enabling Outlook anywhere in Exchange 2010

in Exchange 2010 Management console, Click on Enable Outlook Anywhere

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Enter the External host name and click on Enable

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Mailbox configuration and how outlook connectivity check

if you open outlook and check for the TEST E-Mail AutoConfiguration and test the auto-discover, We can see the mailbox is successfully connected without any issues.

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open Outlook Connection Status and you see the connections are established properly

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If you would like to read the part 1 in this article series please go to Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 Migration -Part 1: AD Installation

If you would like to read the part 2 in this article series please go to Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 Migration-Part 2: Exchange 2010 Installation and configuration