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Any ideas on how to migrate Exchange from an existing Exchange 2003 on Windows 2003 (Server2) to another Exchange 2003 on an SBS 2003?

We are Microsoft Certified Partners so software and licensing is not an issue.
We want to get the maximum functionality out of the SBS 2003 (Server1).
And we are going to redeploy the Windows Server 2003 with SQL Server 2005 for development purposes, thus the migration.

The domain and organization names will remain the same, only the server name will change.

Any ideas?
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Is your existing Exchange installation on a server that's joined to the SBS domain?

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by:genesissi
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The existing Exchange installation is on a server joined to a Windows 2000 Server domain.
I am migrating (http://www.sbsmigration.com) the Win2K DC to the SBS 2003.
   -> it will retain the same domain and server name (like an upgrade,just new hardware)
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Well, if it were me, I'd promote your Server 2003 to a DC and then migrate from that to SBS2003.  

How many users are there on your network?

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by:genesissi
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I used the LegacyDN utility and all worked perfectly well.

The LegacyDN utility for Exchange from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5ef7786b-a699-4aad-b104-bf9de3f473e5&DisplayLang=en

allowed my to update the organization and server name.  The org name didn't change, but, the SBS install needed updating, and the server name changed as it was the one I was migrating to.

Installed the legacy.exe in a folder called -> C:\sbsmig
Then followed:
   Start->Run->C:\sbsmig\legacydn\egacydn /forcewrite
And I was up and running with the utility.

There is of course work to be done Mounting the IS, Removing Exchange Attributes, and Reconnecting Mailboxes.

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