Problems with the Exchange Migration Wizard

Posted on 2006-05-13
Last Modified: 2008-01-09

We are currently moving our SBS 2003 to a new server. So far we have moved the users, groups etc. We have just got to the stage of migrating the mailboxes. Using the Exchage Migration wizard, we get the following message:

'One or more users have names that conflict with other directory objects.  Unique names have been chosen and presented to you for your approval.'

It then lists goes on to list our user names and the slightly different names it wants to create (ie with a '1' added to the end).

Obviously we dont want to let it do this as as far as we can make out this will alter the structure.

Any idea guys?
Question by:m1ndg4m3
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    What are you trying to move?? Are ou moving from SBS to a "full grown" domain?? Did you create  users on the other server?? Normally, if this is one domain, you will only need to move the mailboxes to the new server and it will be looked up in AD.

    If you try to move to another domain and you've created the accounts allready, there are two options,

    1. Delete all users in the new domain and let them be created by the migration wizard
    2. Export the mail out of the SBS server with Exmerge and import them into the new Exchange server using Exmerge again..

    IMHO i would go for option 2. This is by far the most user friendly option..

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