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Migration from 5.5 to 2003

We are currently running exchange 5.5, I have installed exchange 2003 successfully, when I go into the system manager both servers appear under the same administrative group.  However when I right click on a mailbox located on the 5.5 serverit does not give me the option of exchange tasks so I am unable to move the mailboxes to the new server.  Thanks in advance.
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
are these both servers in the same domain? (the user accounts in AD)
Is SP1 applied for exchange 2003?
Do you get the exchange tasks option when you click on a mailbox that is on the exchange 2003 server?

i think the excahnge task function came with SP1
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deanaveyAuthor Commented:
They are both in the same domain
I do get the exchange tasks on the exchange 2003 server and on the service account mailbox on the 5.5 server but not for any other mailboxes
I havent upgraded to SP1 yet, I will try that
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
ok, install SP1 for exchange (SP2 would be better) also check whether the account that you are using has the service admin account permissions on the Excahnge 5.5 ORG and SITE and Configuration and Excahnge 5.5 server level (check them from the Excahnge 5.5 admin program on the Exchange 5.5 server)
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deanaveyAuthor Commented:
Im up to SP2 now and I have tried updating the permissions but I dont think its permissions.

Its odd that the mailbox for the service account is the only one that gives me the option to perform exchange tasks.  It seems like there is something wrong with the way the other 5.5 mailboxes are configured but Im not sure what it is.  
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deanaveyAuthor Commented:
Ok I think I figured it out, when they setup the active directory connector they were replicating mailboxes or public folders.  I used the active directory connector tools and created a new connection agreement and was able to successfully move a mailbox.  Thanks for the help.
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rakeshmiglaniCommented:
cool
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deanaveyAuthor Commented:
Got all the mailboxes and public folders moved this weekend without a hitch.  Thanks for the input.
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