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moving multiple mailboxes from a domain to another Exchange 2007

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We are doing a migration from a domain to another (inter forest) We have about 200 heavy users (large mailboxes, Autocad, 3DSMAX...)

We've been using the move-mailbox cmdlet so far.  But is there another cmdlet that could be used to migrate users in batches ?

BTW, ADMT 3.1 is a great tool, very useful and easy to use.  
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by:glenn_1984
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Not sure if this qualifies...but Exmerge, while it  will not move file directly will, through its menu export each mailbox to .pst (one command) then import each .pst back in.
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Rajith Enchiparambil earned 250 total points
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If you want to increase the the number of users that you move at a time (default is 4), you can use the MaxThreads parameter in move-mailbox cmdlet.

eg; Get-Mailbox Database DCEXCH\First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (DCEXCH) | Move-Mailbox TargetDatabase E2K7\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database MaxThreads 10

Check http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/moving-mailboxes-exchange-2007-part2.html

Towards the end of the article, it describes what you need.

Rajith.
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by:quadrumane
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I'm not sure I can use Get-Mailbox from a forest to another.  In the article it's about the same forest.
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by:Rajith Enchiparambil
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You can use move-mailbox cmdlet for cross forest migrations.

Check http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124797.aspx
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by:Akhater
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move-mailbox will work across forest and it can be combined with the get-mailbox to automate it in batch


it is enough to specify the source credentials and global catalog

everything you need to know is in that article

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/11/02/430289.aspx

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