Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

What is the correct procedure for migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003?

Posted on 2007-11-30
2
Medium Priority
?
198 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have an NT 4.0 server we'll refer to here on out as "OLD" running Exchange 5.5 with just under 95MB of space on it. I have a brand new server running Windows Server 2003 R2 Std Ed. we'll refer to as "SELHS02". I'd like to move all the mail duties from OLD to SELHS02 and am ready to install Exchange 2003 on SELHS02. What are the proper steps to take in this migration from beginning to end? I have a general idea of what has to happen but am apprehensive because I do not understand everything involved completely. I've heard of exmerge.exe - do I need to use that? Do I need to build a scratch box and load Server 2000 on it? Please help point me in the right direction and the first steps to take. Any help is much appreciated....
0
Comment
Question by:selhs
2 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 1000 total points
ID: 20383955
Do you have Active Directory already?
If not then you will need that first.

You don't need to use exmerge unless you are dropping the domain and creating a new one.

Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 is a supported migration path, IF you have the AD etc. Before you can install Exchange 2003 you will need to update the Active Directory Connector. I would suggest using the one from Exchange 2003 SP2 download as you will need to be on that version at some point anyway.

Otherwise you need to provide a lot more information. The process is documented in a lot of places, but if you think you will do it in a weekend, then you will need to think again, particularly if you don't have AD.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:santhoshu
ID: 20384216
0

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

One thing I've always found frustrating is no matter how many times one asks the end users to not save things on their local machines, they do it anyway.  Forget that we don't back up the desktops - only the servers.  Well, let's sneak their data on…
Using Granular Exchange Recovery Software to recover specific items from corrupt Exchange mailboxes. With Granular recovery techniques,  repair exchange mailbox and then move single items objects stored in Exchange EDB Files such as emails, contacts…
This video tutorial shows you the steps to go through to set up what I believe to be the best email app on the android platform to read Exchange mail.  Get the app on your phone: The first step is to make sure you have the Samsung Email app on your …
In this video I will demonstrate how to set up Nine, which I now consider the best alternative email app to Touchdown.

585 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question