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How do I rename an Exchange 5.5 Site name?....is it possible

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I am installing exchange 2003 into an exchange 5.5 organization. This is my Migration stratagy. My Exchange Organizaton Name is Company. My exchange site name is company_1. The problem is that the _ in my site name is not a supported character. Is there any way to change the site name? I think its impossible as this is part of the directory.
any ideas? Thanks
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Just change the display name, the directory name can stay the same. I'm facing the same thing very soon. Is this a multi-site org?

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When you try to join an Exchange Server 5.5 site that contains an invalid character in its name to an Exchange 2000 organization, you expect to receive an error message similar to the following:

Setup has determined the display name of the Organization or one of the Exchange Sites in your Organization is greater than 64 characters or contains at least one of the following invalid characters: ~'!@#$%^*()_+= etc... To correct this, you must use the Exchange 5.X Administration tool to change the display name of either the organization and/or the affected Sites and then re-run setup.
Valid characters for organization and site names in Exchange Server include:
A through Z
a through z
0 through 9
Space
Hyphen or dash

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Thanks for the responce, It is a single site org, if its a simple as changing the site display name I'm happy.
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I ran the Migration tool on an Exchange 5.5 site that had the same problem.  I changed the display name and re run the tool and it went through no error.

so Yes the Display Name is all you have to change.

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I'm also upgrading a 5.5 site to 2003 and have an invalid character in the organization name. I changed the display name in Exchange 5.5 Administrator, and re-ran SP4, but the problem still exists. I did the same thing last week, and changing the display name worked at that site, but not here. Does anyone have any ideas?

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