move default mailboxes ?

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
We have migrated all mailboxes, except 3 default ones:
(2)System Attendant,
from Mail1 server (old Exchange 2003) to Mail2 server (a newly installed Exchange 2003).
Mail2 server already has these 3 default mailboxes. Do we still need to migrate them from
mail1 to mail2 before we get rid of Mail1 server?
Question by:sjacct
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    but i dont think we need to move this mailboxes

    if you want some clarification

    here the reference
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    Those are system mailboxes and are specific to the server they are on. You do not need to migrate them, because they will already exist on the new server.

    Therefore just leave them alone and complete the removal of Exchange. If you get a prompt about being unable to remove Exchange because mailboxes still exist, then those mailboxes are NOT the cause.

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    No you dont have to move those mailbox. Below link has some information on System attendant maibox

    Once you have moved all the mailbox you can dismount the store and delete the store. It should not be the problem. If the server  you are removing is the first exchange 2003 in the organization you need to make sure that you

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    by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
    No need the new server would have them and every server has its own 3 default mailboxes so you can be rest assured that no issues will be caused because of them.
    If still you have any doubt then Shut the old server down and verify everything (Mail-Flow, OWA anything else you want)
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