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add Exchange 2000 on Windows NT domain

1) Is it possible to add Exchange 2000 on Windows NT domain ?

2) If not, is it possible to copy mailboxes from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2000 ? How ?

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SembeeCommented:
You will need to upgrade to Active Directory for Exchange 2000 support. Once you have switched to AD you can then move the mailboxes to an Exchange 2000 server. Co-existence is perfectly possible and is well documented.

Although I do wonder why you are eight years behind on technology.

Simon.
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S TAuthor Commented:
Hi Sembee,

Please help me understand:

Do you mean that Exchange 2000 is not compatable with NT domain ?

Thx.
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weareitCommented:
Hey Simon, some of us just love the old stuff...  :)

But Sembee is correct, it does bring to question why your systems are 8years behind the curve.  I can understand if there are proprietary applications on your network that require Windows NT.

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weareitCommented:
To answer your question shera...

Exchange 2000 requires Active Directory as it writes data directly into the Active Directory Database.  If you do not have Active Directory (which Windows NT did not have), then you cannot use Exchange 2000.  As Sembee pointed out, you can have a successful implementation of Windows Server 2000/2003 running Active Directory that does support NT Member servers.

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S TAuthor Commented:
Hi saige,

Thx for the insight.

I know we are way behind the curve with old technology :)

I want to replace our current NT Domain Controller with a new 2000 Domain Controller. I have already got the new 2000 Server with AD configured. I also have a 2000 Exchange Server confgured to work with this noew 2000 Server with AD.

My problem:
Move emails from the current Exchange 5.5 to the new 2000 Exchange

Any ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks.
sherap
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S TAuthor Commented:
Hi saige,

The links you sent assumes that Exchange 5.5 is already installed on 2000 AD which is not the case in my set up.

Looking for solutions...

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SembeeCommented:
If you have everything in a separate domain then you are looking at a manual migration using exmerge to export all the content and then import it in to the new domain. I think emxerge works with Exchange 5.5...

Simon.
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