RE: NT to W2K and Exchange Migration problem

  • From: "Dan Morentin" <DanM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 09:58:54 -0700

I have found that migrating isn't an other words its easier
to save mailboxes as pst's and install fresh exchange server

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Tibbets [mailto:rtibbets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 10:40 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] NT to W2K and Exchange Migration problem

I have an issue I hope I can get some guidance on.

I currently have a new W2K Active Directory Domain have 5 NT Domains
I am moving into a single New W2K Active Directory Domain.  The
also includes Exchange 5.5 Servers and E2K servers in the same Org. The
E2K Servers are sitting in the W2K domain with the goal to migrate all
users and public folders to the new E2K Box's and then removing the 5.5
boxes all together.

After the W2K domain was setup the Exchange migration process started
first.  The ADC was run and disabled user accounts were created in the
domain creating place holders for the Exchange Mailboxes.  Since I still
have 5.5 Exchange Boxes in use I can't switch to Native mode, which
I can't use the ADMTv2 to migrate the users to the new domain.

While I can survive with out the Sid History of the User accounts I
lose the access to the Exchange mailboxes. I read the MS Articles on the
problems activating the Disabled accounts. As I move users to W2K I am
also Moving their mail boxes to E2K.

My Questions are:

1.      If I use the Disabled accounts with the intention of removing
The 5.5 box's will I have any trouble.
2.      With the Requirements for migrating the 5.5 user accounts to E2K
what is the best approach to do this and tie them to a new W2K user
account I've been given the task of finishing this Migration an am stuck
with what I have an need to find a way to make this work...Any Help /
recommendations would be appreciated

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