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Our installation of our Microsoft Server 2003 machine was rather  buggy so we're moving everything to a cleanly installed new machine.  I used the Exchange Migration Wizard to copy mailbox stores and user information from the old exchange server to the new.  Everything went fine with the exception of user email addresses.  Several of the transferred accounts have email addresses such as cmorrispkal.org@pkal.org instead of cmorris@pkal.org as it should be.  Why is this happening and how can I fix it?
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by:mass2612
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Hi,

It sounds like the recipient policy is not using the correct format. You can check this through ESM > Recipients > Recipient Policies.

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/exchange2003/exchange2003_recipient_policy.htm
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by:kamalgopi
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Hi mass, just wanna check mistake me if am wrong. i think the recipentent policy will change anything after the @symbol like @somthing.com . i think this is something to do witht the AD.

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Kamal
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by:Malli Boppe
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Agree with what mass2612 said. Why do you want to use Exchange Migration wizard.
Rightclick on the mail box and use move mailbox.
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by:warrenpeace3
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I saw a number of people on the web suggest doing it that way, but when I right click and use move mailbox as you suggest, it only gives options of moving it within the same server when I want to move it from one to the other - am I doing something wrong?
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by:Casey Herman
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Use exmerge to export the mailboxes to .pst files then re-import them on the new server.  Create your users before you do the import.  It doesnt rely on mailbox names at that point.  Create your users before you do the import.  Just make sure that your user names match the .pst's  so user jsmith should have a jsmith.pst file.

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by:Malli Boppe
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Are the Exchange servers in the same organisation. If they are then you should be able to do it.
Right click on the mailbox and click on exchange tasks.
If you are still not able to move the mail boxes I suggest to you unsintall exchange on the new server and install the exchange server again and choose to join it to the same administrative group as your existing exchange serevr.

Exmerge is not a solution over  here. Forget about it.
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by:kamalgopi
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hi you have completely mistaken abt the process, as long as theer is a exchange server installed in your organisation you shld be able to see the exchange store when you try to move the mailbox.

Cheers:)
Kamal
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Turns out there was something wrong with the dns configuration of the whole setup.  The two servers weren't within the same organization, so I couldn't move mailboxes back and forth as recommended.  Solution:  I created each profile on the new machine, then used the migration wizard to copy the profiles and mailboxes to the new server.  From here, I deleted the empty mailboxes associated with the profiles I had created on the new machine, then associated each copied mailbox with its respective profile.  
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by:Malli Boppe
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do you still have issues.I recommend you to decomission the old exchange server and rebuild it again in case you need it.
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