We have Microsoft Exchange 2010 running under Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. We would like to migrate to Windows Server Enterprise so that we can set up a DAG (the Exchange version will remain the same (2010 Standard)). Additionally, the hardware for this server is getting old.
What we would like to do as a first step is replicate the current Exchange setup/configuration on new hardware (already purchased) running 2008-R2 Enterprise. For the mailbox portion, we plan to use Exchange's "Mailbox Move" feature. But what we are struggling with is how to copy all the settings and configuration from the old server to the new?
Over the years, we've made various tweaks and and such to filters, policies, etc. How can we ensure that the new server retains all of our customizations? The configuration is the sum of many menus, sub-menus, dialogs, tabs, buttons, etc etc... if we try to replicate these settings by hand, it seems likely that we will miss something.
I can't imagine we are the first people to face this problem. Is there a built-in facility in Exchange that we've overlooked that supports what we want to do? Or maybe a 3rd party application we could buy?