RE: Exchange 5.5 to 2003 Migration

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 09:04:09 -0500

Sounds like a small implementation, so I would start by wondering what the
intent for getting there is?

Likely the best way to migrate will be to add another Exchange machine since
you otherwise have some integration nightmares that will take some dev/test
time away from the project.  

Have a look at what it takes to use an ADC migration method and see if that
helps.  It offers you a way to migrate in a more controlled method in that
environment vs. a single weekend rush.


-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Duemling [mailto:kduemling@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 8:02 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 5.5 to 2003 Migration

Thanks in advance.

I've been tasked with upgrading on of our clients from a single machine
running Exchange 5.5 to a new box that will run Windows 2003/Exchange 2003.
Picked up the Microsoft implementation/migration guide, but I wanted some
more in the field thoughts.  Anyone have any suggestions or known issues
they can make me aware of.  

I'm specifically concerned with how to get Exchange from 5.5 to 2003 on the
box.  Below is a little background on the machines involved.

The final platform and version of Exchange have not been decided yet, and
probably won't be official until I push back and get some realistic
timeframes in the statement of work.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Server A (Current config)

Windows NT/2000 (have yet to get all the info on this) DNS Service DHCP
Service Exchange 5.5/OWA Symantec AntiVirus File Sharing Print Server 3rd
Party Client/Server App

Proposed Configuration

Server A

Windows NT/2000
Symantec AntiVirus
File Sharing
Print Server
3rd Party Client/Server App

Server B

Windows 2000/2003
DNS Service
DHCP Service
Exchange 2000/2003 and OWA

Keith Duemling
MCP, Security+, Server+

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