RE: OWA 2003 and Exchange 5.5 mailboxes

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 12:20:42 -0400

The MS KB article is correct. 


Mark Fugatt
MCSE, MCT, Microsoft Exchange MVP
Pentech Office Solutions Inc
Rochester, NY
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Harrell [mailto:mharrell@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 1:07 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] OWA 2003 and Exchange 5.5 mailboxes

http://www.MSExchange.org/

According to MS,
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260832&Product=exch2
003

you cannot access Exchange 5.5 mailboxes using OWA 2003. However, this
article seems to state it is backwards compatible.
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Migrating_Exchange_5_5_to_2003.html

"Replacing your existing OWA Front-End Server will be very easy, because the
new release will provide backward compatibility with Exchange Server 2000
and 5.5. The new look of Outlook Web Access will be provided to each user,
if both - back and front-ends are on Exchange Server 2003."

However, it seems somewhat contradictory. Anyone have this working?

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