Moving mailboxes from one organization to another
Posted on 2006-05-15
We currently have a single Microsoft Exchange server SP1 serving about 1000 users. We plan to replace this server and eventually decommission it. Unfortunately when we bought this server a few years ago from a third party, they sold it to us with their_company_name as the organization name. Their_company_name organization name is all over our server and we just want to get rid of it.
Everything is working fine currently, mail is delivered to user@our_company_name.com.
For our new server, we're thinking about building it with our_company_name as the organization name and moving the mailboxes over. I've been searching all over the internet on how to do this and what the consequences are of moving the mailboxes between organizations. I found a lot of documents, but I'm still not 100% sure of what's involved.
It looks like it can be done with the Move Mailbox Wizard, however Outlook clients will need to be reconfigured? Mail will not be redirected automatically. I'm sure there are other consequences.
If it turns out to be too much work, we just may add the new exchange server to the administrative group, keep everything the same and just move the mailboxes over.