Groupwise migration to Exchange 2003
Posted on 2009-05-11
My client's organization has recently acquired 2 companies. Both acquired companies (Company A/Company B) use Novell Groupwise, while the acquiring company (Company C) uses Exchange 2003. There are two-way trusts between the acquired companies and Company C.
Phase I - Company A and C are in two different AD forests/domains. Company A runs Groupwise. They require their users mailboxes to be migrated to Exchange 2003. Company A would like their users to continue logging onto their current domain BUT launch their Exchange/Outlook mailboxes, which will reside in Company C domain. Company A would also like their email addresses to be changed to user@companyC.com - currently user@companyA.com.
Phase II - Company B and C are in two different AD forests/domains. Company B is on Exchange 2003. They require their users mailboxes to also be migrated to Company C Exchange 2003. Company B would like their users to continue logging into their current domain BUT launch their Exchange/Outlook mailboxes, which will reside in Company C domain. Company B would like to retain their email address, which is user@companyB.com.
Would it make sense installing a Groupwise connector during migration? What tools should I use to migrate the Groupwise mailboxes? What else needs to be done to complete Phase I
What about phase II? What needs to be done?