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Upgrading from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2007

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Our company will be using an outside company to upgrade our exchange server from 5.5 to 2007 this coming weekend.  We have been told to leave our laptops in the office on Friday for the update.  

These things never seem to go smoothly where I work.  Is this a large upgrade?  Are there any typical upgrade problems that occur ?  Anything I should be on the look out for come Monday with regard to my email folders, etc.  Should I back up my folders and export them to a file or is this really not a big deal at all?   Thanks for any advice.

We still will be using Office 2000 for Word,Excel,Powerpoint, Access, etc...  not sure if that has any bearing on any of this...
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Don't worry, the mail residing on your exchange 5.5 server will be transferred to your Exchange 2007 server without loosing anything. You will maybe have some problem accessing your new mailbox with your outlook if the profile has not been changed to contact the Exchange 2007.Normaly they will make the migration by using a temporary Exchange 2003, so EXCH5.5 to 2003 then 2003 to 2007

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First of all, Exchange 2007 doesn't support Outlook 2000 client. You have to have minimum Outlook 2002 to connect to Exchange Server. I would say just export the whole mailbox to a PST file, just in case.
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"First of all, Exchange 2007 doesn't support Outlook 2000 client."
Right. I'm guessing that is why we have to leave our laptops over the weekend on our desks and not take them home- because they are updating the clients to, probably,  Outlook 2007.
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If they are going to upgrade your clients too, you will be fine. Still, I would take a backup on my own.
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