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Moving Mailboxes from EXchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000

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I have my Exchange 2000 server up and running with all patches loaded.  I am ready to move mailboxes over to the new Exchange 2000 server from Exchange 5.5 but I get errors using the Migration Wizard without no messages coming over.  Event viewer source error MSExchangeMig event id 15001.  'An account could not be created for use'  I keep reading that it's a permissions error, but the accounts I'm using are okay.
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The easiest way to have done this is to have installed your Exchange 2000 in the same org and site and just moved the mailboxes. Do you have user accounts created in the New Exchange AD?

Why dont you create the user accounts and then retry.....see link.....

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;297349

Also do you have your ADC setup? Are you using a standard account that has access to both domian? Make sure your a domain admin and have access to the Exchange Org.....

If there are other event IDs in the system log or app log please post.

dawne :)
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I have Exchange installed in the same org and site but still cannot move the mailboxes.  When it do it through Exchange Task... through AD Users the mailbox says it moves but no emails come over.  When I do it through the migration wizard, I get the following error.

A new user account could not be created in Active Directory due to one of the following reasons:

The user who is running migration might not have write permissions to the import container in Active Directory.
The global catalog might be unavailable.
The Windows domain controller might have shut down.

I am using my exchange admin account that I know had the correct permissions.
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The account is not enough. You need to be a Schema Admin..... Try that....

What errors are in the log when you use the move mailbox wizard?.....And did you upgrade your NT4 domain? And did you install your ADC?
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PS...

You are runing AD? Right? You have a 2000 DC that is a GC and has the ADC? You need to make sure of that.....
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I am a member of Schema Admin.

I was able to move the mailbox from Exchange Task... from properties on a user account.
I changed the profile, logged into Outlook and got a permissions error.  Restarted the Exchange IS and was able to logon to the new email server with all my emails intact, but only logging in as that user.  When I tried see the email account in Outlook using Exch Admin id, it said I don't have permissions.  I'm half way there now.

I am running AD with 2000 DC and the ADC is running okay.
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login to the Exchange servers ESM and open the store...see if your users boxes are listed and if there are contents in them....it will also tell you who was the last login to that account...such as NTACCount or the user....then login as one of the users in AD and open the mail....

Migrations are usually very easy... I dont know why you are having issues :)

dawne
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No such thing as an easy migration for me.  LOL  Thanks.
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I'm the administrator for my office, I used to be able to open any mailbox from Outlook with my user account , but since the migration I cannot.  Any thoughts?
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5.5 and 2000 are different......I have never been able to open anyones mail unless I was the Exchange Full Admin....R u?
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Besides Why would I want to ? Its a dangerous thing to be able to see others mail.....privacy and all....
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I am and alway have been, but still no luck.  I have just about every full right there is.  I'll have to keep looking.  Thx.
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It's not about reading emails, it's mostly for troubleshooting.
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