RE: Exchange 2000 Migration

  • From: "Chuck Smith" <chucks@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 08:07:49 -0400

SBS is a funny thing. It wants to be the only DC in the domain. The best thing 
you can do is this. I do this on a regular basis for my clients.
1) run Exmerge on the SBS server. (you can find this utility on the Exchange 
2000 CD) This will create a directory full of PST files that are named to your 
2 ) connect to the sbs server with your new server and copy the dataa from the 
old server to the new one. Including all of the PST you just created
3) finish the AD install on the new server. 
4) Install exchange 2000 on the new server
5) Recreate the user accounts with the same aliases as they were on the SBS box 
(I know this stinks but It's the only way I've successfully pulled this off)
6)run Exmerge again and import all of the mail data

-----Original Message-----
From: David Liles [mailto:dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 3:04 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: Exchange 2000 Migration

We are getting ready to migrate our current SBS / Exchange server to a new 
box..... since it is SBS and the PDC, this there a relatively painless way to 
move the user accounts instead of creating them manually and having all of the 
users update their passwords?
Would this idea work?
1. Only install Win2K on the new server.
2. Migrate user email and shared data from the current SBS server to the new 
3. Remove the new box from the current network and finish the SBS installation.
4. Remove the existing SBS and replace it with the new one.
We were thinking since this is an active directory domain, the new server would 
be updated with user accounts that way when we finish the SBS installation 
their account passwords would already be on the new box.......
Or are we in left feild?....

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