windows+exchange 2000 to windows + exchange 2003

Posted on 2007-10-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Whats the best method.

I have heard talk about swing migration Never used it.

I have only about 8x workstations

Would you recommend just building new server and copying data via network etc.... for this size install.

Also to deal with exchange 2000 to 2003, i believe exmerge is the tool. I have only really used it to remove SPAM email or do backup of email.

Will it do calendars contacts etc... or just email and if so.... can i go from one domain to another domain's store or store --> pst --> transfer to new server ---> import new store

And basically recreate the mailboxes on new server

Thanks in advance

Question by:roycasella
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    If it's only 8 workstations, I'd just archive all the mail to PST files and import them into the newly rebuilt system.
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    No, archive isn't the answer... it will not save rules, recurring appointments, contacts, etc.

    EXMerge is exactly what you want.  See for details.


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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    FYI, if you are installing SBS2003, you are best to do it independently of your current network.  Unjoin the workstations from the previous domain and then join them properly to the SBS2003 domain using http://<SERVERNAME>/connectcomputer

    If the old server is SBS2000, you should move the data files off of it to a USB Hard drive and then you can copy those to the new SBS.

    If there are any databases involved, you really should go with a Swing Migration from

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    Hi roycasella,
    recurring appointments and contacts are saved when you *export to PST* (which is the better option than archiving) - but as TechSoEasy says, rules are not saved.  Exmerge is a great tool, I agree - it can be intimidating - but stick with it, get the right settings & you're sorted!

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