> exmerge takes too long and we have too many users going into > different containers. any other ideas? None that I've heard of, but calling Microsoft might be worth the price if you are talking about gigs of data. I once made the mistake of adding additional recipients containers to a 5.5 system and had to go through the same process. Microsoft didn't design 5.x to allow movement between containers; at the time the manual method was the only one. I've never used Exmerge but I believe it just dumps to a PST, deletes/recreates the box, and then imports the PST in a scripted fashion. It is quite time consuming. Splitting the organization into sites would seem the most prudent approach in a 5.x environment.