LCS 2005 how can we migrate the Contacts database to OCS 2007.


LCS 2005 how can we migrate the Contacts database to OCS 2007.
Which is the file that hold all LCS users contacts and how can we migrate them to OCS 2007.

Any help is highly appretiated.

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BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
LCS 2005 cannot be upgraded directly to OCS 2007 but you can install OCS2007 in your environment and migrated users over to it.

You LCS 2005 environment must have SP1 for LCS 2005 installed and you'll also need KB 911996 and 921543 installed in your LCS environment for interoperability during the migration.

Following is a link to all the downloadable documentation for OCS 2007.  You'll particularly want to download and read through the document Migrating to OCS 2007.

bsharathAuthor Commented:
We are all set with OCS 2007
Now my Q is can we migrate the contacts alone.?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Does this mean that when moving into OCS 2007 we need the client users to loose there contacts that they have added in there clients
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
no when users moved to OCS 2007 contacts will move along with them so contacts will move with users
bsharathAuthor Commented:
i am using ADMT to move users and then mail enabling them and then using priasoft software to Mailbox migrate after this i enable the OCS for the user. In this way i am lossing the contacts.
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Aha, yes this is why you lose contacts, as far as I know no workaround that issue
bsharathAuthor Commented:
if i need to have the contacts what should i do?
Can i have the detailed steps please...
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
OCS cross forest move will force users to lose their contacts, this is an issue that there are no workaround for it
bsharathAuthor Commented:
is there any document. I remeber seeing it some where and comitted to guys but we need to show some documentation that states this. Any views
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
no there is nothing in the documentation that says when you move corss the forst you will lose the cotacts, this is a common issue since you enable the users for OCS you don't move them; so there is nothing to invent here since this is a common expected behavior.
another note, you don't move users you enable them for OCS so they will have no contacts, there is nothing in the documentation that talks about moving contacts only.

Sorry if I couldn't provide the documents that you want directly.
bsharathAuthor Commented:
No problem thank U
One Q... how can i move OCS users 1 at a time to LCS?
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
you mean from LCS to OCS or from OCS to LCS.
bsharathAuthor Commented:
2005 to 2007
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
well, moving users requires you to deploy OCS in the same forest, in your case I can see that they are not in the same forest, so you cannot move them

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Thank you
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