The Exchange Server Deployment Assistant is a web-based tool that asks you a few questions about your current environment and then generates a custom step-by-step checklist that will help you deploy different versions of Exchange Server for different types of scenarios.
Microsoft Exchange Product Team has done a phenomenal job introducing this tool and keeping it updated on regular basis. While I was working on some scenario I figure there need to be some re-ordering and and couple of new links needs to be added. Hope it make sense to ExchangeTeam 🙂
I’ve selected On-Premises Scenario
Next I selected
Disjoint namespace – No
Migrate Public Folders – Yes
Edge Co-Existance – No
Suggestion #1 Re-Order Service Connection Point (SCP)
The improvement I’m talking about is SCP order should be either in Install Exchange 2016 OR or Should be the 2nd step in Configure services. I think it has to be be the next step right after you install the Exchange Server 2016
Suggestion #2 – In Finalize Your Deployment – Add More Steps or link into that section.
Modify or Remove Exchange 2010, this link only cover the scenario where you have only one mailbox server or mailbox server with Database Availability. It does not cover the details if the legacy Exchange Server 2010 has Database Availability Group. So to cover a DAG scenario those two link are very important. and it has to be part of the deployment assistant in my opinion.