RE: 2003 Exchange

  • From: "Medeiros, Jose" <jmedeiros@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 13:04:22 -0700

Hi Coneley, 

I am assuming that you want to keep the same server name? If so please see 
article 822945.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;822945 

Howevver in my opinion I would just add the Exchange 2003 server with the new 
server name. Once it is up and running make sure you back up the database of 
the server you want to replace before moving mailboxes. Move your mail boxes to 
the new server ( Off hours ) or by notifying each user one by one as you are 
doing this ( Make sure that they are closed out of their Outlook session ), 
once the mailbox is moved when they reconnect their local Mapi profile will 
automatically be redirected to the server that their mailbox resides on.

Once you completed your migration ( don't forget the public folders ) then it 
is a simple matter to remove the previous Exchange 2000 server. 
http://support.Microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307917

Good Luck and I hope that it is problem free for you.

Jose



-----Original Message-----
From: Conley P. Shairrick [mailto:conleys@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 12:50 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] 2003 Exchange


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We currently have a Exchange 2000 server.  We are going to replace that server 
with a new server running Exchange 2003.  What is the best way to do this?  Can 
I move my mailboxes over to another server and then replace the old with the 
new server and move them back?  Please help.  Thanks
  
Conley

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