A number of useful tools are available for planning, deploying, and troubleshooting your upgrade to Exchange Server 2010, four of which are covered here:
Exchange Server Deployment Assistant
Exchange Best Practices Analyzer
Exchange Pre-Deployment Analyzer
Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer
A valuable, free online resource for planning your upgrade to Exchange Server 2010 is the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant, available at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/exdeploy2010/default.aspx#Home. For on-premises upgrades, this checklist-driven tool creates instructions that are customized for your environment. You answer a small set of questions, which generate a set of instructions ...