The road from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000 is long and filled with many hazards. Plenty of organizations have had their Exchange 2000 migrations stall out because they did not make the appropriate preparations. Don't allow your upcoming Exchange 2000 migration to suffer the same fate. Use our Exchange 2000 pre-migration planning guide to help develop a comprehensive plan for your journey from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2K.
This free download covers:
- Active Directory preparation.
- The special considerations involved in setting up Exchange 2000 as an IM server.
- The prep that needs to be done to Exchange 5.5 servers before the upgrade.
- Topology planning.
- High availability and security considerations.
- Configuration planning.
Microsoft is phasing out support for Exchange 5.5 in December 2003, which means there will be a lot of upgrades to Exchange 2000 in the coming months. Two recent NetAdmin polls support that assertion.
One poll (Figure A) showed that the majority of respondents were still running Exchange 5.5.
A second poll (Figure B) indicated that most of those still running Exchange 5.5 were planning to upgrade to Exchange 2000.
For those who are getting ready to head down the path of an Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000 upgrade, our pre-migration planning guide can be an indispensable companion.