Exchange migration from users in workgroup
Posted on 2006-11-09
I've got sketchy info right now guys, but here is the bottom line.
i've got a company with about 5 workgroups (for sake of discussion, call them W1, W2, W3...)
They have an Exchange server setup (2003 on SBS), so obviously they have an AD domain (call it company.local)
From what I'm being told, these users in the various workgroups all are using Exchange. I've never seen a setup where workgroup users are using exchange, so I guess that is my first question, is that even possible? Never seen it done that way.
Here is the plan. We are going to install a few more servers to implement an AD structure, with a new Exchange server (SBS is old and needs to be replaced). So from a migrating policy, I should be able to just add those new servers to the company.local domain, install exchange via MS documentation, move mailboxes to new exchange box, decommission SBS with exchange, right?
Just wanted to get more input on this. I understand that I will need to copy users profiles when I join them to the domain. Thanks in advance for any replies.