exchange 2003 with outlook 2003
Posted on 2006-06-01
ok currently we have two servers. 1 win2k which is the dc/gc and ol exchange server with a few mailboxes still to be migrated (exchange 2000). One new bow with windows ent 2003 and exchange ent2003. I recently upgraded a number of users from outlook 20002 to 2003 (Using the upgrade option on the office 2003 disk) and then moved thier mailboxes. All went well.
1. On some users when they try to open outlook they get the message "The exchnage server is not available, retry, abort or cancel", if they retry it connects fine. Ive solved this simply by recreating the profile and this seems to stop this, but why has this occured, is it it something to do with the upgrade process.
2. The important problem. It seems to take a good ten seconds for every user to open outlook and begin using it. Once outlook is fully up, it seems to work fine. This is not the case if the mailbox is on the old server, where it starts up almost immediatley. I havent fully finsihed the migration, so the puiblic folder, address book are replicating across from the old box to the new. I havent moved any of the exhcnage roles either onto the new box yet. I can ping both old and new servers, both ip and name, and the new box passed all the test when i installed exchange2003 into our organisation. Any ideas what is causing this, should it be expected, and if not, any advice on what/ how to tackle the problem
thank you for your help