Exchange Migration

By mosborne ·
I am new to exchange. I have to migrate from exchange 2000 to exchange 2003. The exchange 2000 server sits in the old domain and the exchange 2003 server sits in the new domain and I have a two way trust between the two domains. I need to find the best way to complete this migration. Any ideas?

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You could try one of these alternatives available from MS

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Exchange Migration
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alrighty then

by rhino777 In reply to Exchange Migration

Here's a link that's actually what your question was about:

<a href="">Exchange 2000 to 2003 migration</a>

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Thank you for your response!!!

by mosborne In reply to alrighty then

What I would like to do is have both servers active and move one user at a time. I don't know if this is possible. I have two forests. I have a production 2000 exchange server in one forest and the new 2003 exchange server in the second forest. Both exchange servers have the same organization name and the users will have the same e-mail address. I'm trying to find a way to move one user at a time to the 2003 exchange server without taking down the old exchange server. Can I have the 2000 exchange server forward messages from my e-mail firewall to my 2003 Exchange server.

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Yes you can

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Thank you for your respon ...

All you need do is get Exchange on the Old Server to forward the E-Mail to exchange on the new Server and then send out the e-mail from there. Doing it one at a time will be slow and painful but depending on how many End Users you actually have it might not be too much of a problem.

About the only possible problem is the available space within Exchange 2000 for rules you might run out of room very quickly depending on what you have put in place already. You'll need to keep an eye on that but otherwise it should be fairly easy.


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Thank you!

by mosborne In reply to Yes you can

I have a new problem. I did the Forest prep and the domain prep then installed exchange 2003. When I go into AD users and computers I don't see any exchange options. Do I need to install something else?

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Shouldn't but I suppose it depends on which version

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Thank you!

Of server is being used here. Exchanged installed by default on a 2003 R2 SBS Premium that I installed recently the only other things that needed installing where Front Page & Outlook. But that's with an R2 version of 2003 SBS Premium.

From memory the last time I installed a 2003 ES version a few years ago now exchange installed by default and was part of AD.

I don't currently have the latest Product Line up Book from M$ but from the one ending March 06 by the looks of things the Standard & Web editions of 2003 Server don't have Exchange in their packaging but all the SBS Server products do. You'll have to look at which version you have to find out what it comes with.


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