RE: EXMERGE and ADC behaviour...

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 09:28:40 -0400

No, it will not join the mailbox-enabled object to the already joined user
object.  Essentially, you need to do the "Microsoft shuffle" to make this

Export the user information (Distro Group membership, addresses, other email
fields needed, etc), Export the mail data, stop ADC, disassociate the 5.5
and 2000 objects for this user (msexchadcglobalnames attribute needs to be
cleaned), allow for replication, remove mail attributes for this user in
Active Directory.  Create new mailbox in site needed.  Populate the
information required and saved in first step. Import mail data. Replicate.
Restart ADC and ensure that it joins the appropriate 5.5 and 2000 objects.

Something similar to that.  It was my understanding that there was supposed
to be a migration tool released in sp1 that would do all of that for you,
but I don't see it so far.  If it's out there, that would be a much better
way to go IMHO ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: Christian.Schramm@xxxxxxx [mailto:Christian.Schramm@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 3:56 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] EXMERGE and ADC behaviour...

Hello out there!

Following situation:

Exchange 2000 / Many Sites / Mixed Mode

One user is physically moving to another location. I want to get his mailbox
to the exchange server of the new location. The servers are in different
sites / administrative groups. So far so good.

His source mailbox currently is on a legacy Exchange 5.5 server. The target
is a Exchange 2000 server (different site / administrative group)

His AD user object is already mailbox enabled (with the legacy 5.5 mailbox)

Because we are in mixed mode, I can not just move his mailbox to the E2K
server within the same site and afterwards move the mailbox to the E2K
server in the other administrative group. I think I have to do this between
the legacy 5.5 sites using EXMERGE.

As far as I know, EXMERGE can not create new mailboxes. 
So I will have to create a new mailbox on the target 5.5 server. Now I am
asking me if our Active Directory Connector would recognize this new 5.5
mailbox (in a different site) and attach it to the already existing
mailbox-enabled user-object?!? I do not want to create a new user object
because I would like to keep all the existing attributes

Any idea?

Thanx in advance... 

Christian S.

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