Re: Exmerge question

  • From: "A. M. Salim" <msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 01:23:58 -0500 (EST)

Hi,

> Make sure that you create mailboxes on Exchange 2003 using the mailbox
> alias name that was used on the server that was running Exchange
> Server 2000, as the pst's created will have the filename as that of
> the alias and while importing the pst's it'll look for the same alias.
> However the importing of pst's is irrespective of where the user is
> located in AD.

Is there a way of looking inside a PST file to display the alias and other
items?  Like a GUI tool or better yet, a command line tool?

best regards
Mike

> > Hi,
> >
> > I am moving some users from an Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003
> > installation.  The two sites are geographically distant and belong to two
> > different companies, on different networks with no trust relationships
> > between them and none feasible.  So my only option is to export the users
> > to PST files using Exmerge from the old server on to a USB drive, ship the
> > USB drive with PST files by snail mail (Fedex actually) and then use
> > Exmege at the other end to import them.
> >
> > The AD and OU trees are quite different between the two organizations.
> > For example:  in the old server all users were under the same OU.  In the
> > new server, there are several OU's and the users are spread between the
> > OU's.  It is not feasible to change the OUs in the new server to match the
> > old sever's AD tree structure at all.
> >
> > I ran Exmerge and see the following.  Only the MAILBOXES.TXT log file is
> > generated, and it has the following lines in it, one per user:
> >
> > ##~This file was generated by ExMerge.exe
> > /O=ABCD/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=USERONE
> > /O=ABCD/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=USERTWO
> > ...
> > /O=ABCD/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=USERXXX
> >
> > And Exmerge announces "Success: 0, Failures: nnn" i.e. all users failed to
> > import.  I have "Send As" and "Receive As" perms set OK and can do exports
> > and imports on the new server OK i.e. export a mailbox, import it back on
> > the same server.
> >
> > Are there any tricks or settings I have to do here because the OUs are
> > different between the old and new servers?  Any other differences I need
> > to be concerned with?
> >
> > TIA!
> > Mike Salim
> >
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