RE: Moving Exchange 2000

  • From: "Steve Moffat" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 21:50:28 -0000

Hi Paul
You guessed right, you will have to start from the very beginning of the
AD track. Exmerge all your mail accounts to pst's and that will take
care of the mailboxes,As to the file and security permissions, also you
will have to start from scratch.
Big job, good luck.

        -----Original Message-----
        From: paul_lemonidis@xxxxxxxxxxx
        Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 7:41 PM
        To: [ExchangeList]
        Subject: [exchangelist] Moving Exchange 2000
        Hi All
        I think I know the answer to this but would just like
confirmation please. I have been asked to rename our single AD domain.
We are running Exchange 2000 also and the Organisation name will need
changing. Am I correct in saying that the only answer is to build a
brand new Domain Forest and reinstall Exchange 2000 and then recreate
all the users with new accounts and then move over all the other servers
and workstations. I won't even mention all the security and applications
that will most probably break or the desktop fun that will ensue. 
        I am pretty certain Microsoft do not support this with Windows
2000 and even with 2003 it won't work if Exchange 2000 is installed. I
was just wondering if there were any third party tools that may help. I
strongly suspect not but thought I would just ask in case I am mistaken
or anyone has any better ideas.
        I even had the utterly wild thought of creating a new tree in
the same forest and then deleting the trusts but I don't see how that
would help really as when I install Exchange on the new Domain it will
look for the existing box as AD would still be aware of it and I can't
see how that would get around having the wrong Organisation name either.
In fact I could see the whole remaining AD structure on the new Domain
being a complete mess. Please feel free to correct me if I mistaken or
have missed something.
        Any thoughts or ideas greatly appreciated. 
        Many thanks in advance.
        Paul Lemonidis.
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