Exchange 2010 in exchange 2003 sp2 environment/domain - cannot move mailboxes or trust is not established?

As of now, we have setup Exch 2010 on a 2008 R2 64 bit server. We believe that the procedures that we took are correct which we followed the step-by-step on the link below. Now that we are up and running, we see all the users in recipient>mailboxes but cannot move any of them over. I believe there might be a trust issue of some sort because when we choose to move, we do not ever see the 2003 exch server in the list (which should be in there - even if we don't select it).

As of now we get an error that the mailbox database does not exist for the 2003 exch (the state of the database is live - not sure if I need to make it offline, if so how?).

http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com/windows/article.php/3877601/Installing-Exchange-2010-Step-by-Step.htm
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endital1097Connect With a Mentor Commented:
then the only thing i can think of is a possible permissions issue
can you check the "allow inheritible permission" option at the database level, just like you did for the server earlier
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endital1097Commented:
try moving a mailbox using the management shell
determine the mailbox database you want for a target
Get-MailboxDatabase

then use that database in  the following
New-MoveRequest user -TargetDatabase DBName

then check the status
Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Sorry for my ignorance, but:

get-2003mailboxname
new-moverequest user -targetdatabase 2010dbname

then check the status
Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics

is that the steps in powershell?
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endital1097Commented:
Yes, these are the steps in Powershell

first step is exact, this will show you the Exchange 2010 databases available to move the mailbox into (you can copy and paste into the shell)
Get-MailboxDatabase

the second step replace user with the real username and DBName with a database from step 1
New-MoveRequest user -TargetDatabase DBName

step 3 is exact (you can copy and paste into the shell)
Get-MoveRequest | Get-MoveRequestStatistics
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Okay I tried that and got the same error I got when trying in GUI. Mailbox database "path" doesn't exist.

two questions:
- does 2003 exchange need to be offline for move?
- if not, I believe there is a trust issue because I cannot see it when in GUI
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endital1097Commented:
you won't see exchange 2003 objects in the 2010 gui, only 2010 servers

can you post the command you entered for the new-moverequest and the error? just want to verify everything. thanks.
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
new-moverequest testaccount -targetdatabase 2010DB.com
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endital1097Commented:
does the database really have .com on the end?

click on the upper left corner of powershell, select properties, and select quickedit mode
then copy the results from the get-mailboxdatabase and new-moverequest from powershell by highlighting everything and hitting <Enter> thanks
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
yeah I have four other companies we host emails for so i wanted to name them accordingly to their websites. example.com, example2.com... etc


[PS] C:\Windows\system32>new-moverequest testexchange -targetdatabase 2010DB.com
Mailbox database "MAILONE\First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (MAILONE)" doesn'
t exist.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MoveRequest], Manag
   ementObjectNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : F443CCFC,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Recipient
   Tasks.NewMoveRequest


Thank you
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endital1097Commented:
modify permissions on the Exch 2003 server
at the security tab on properties of the Exch 2003 server in EMC
click on Advanced and click on "allow inheritable permissions"

if it is already checked remove and reapply
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Okay it was unchecked and it moved a bit further. Here is the error that I receive now:


[PS] C:\Windows\system32>new-moverequest testexchange -targetdatabase 2010DB.com
Service 'net.tcp://2010DB.com/Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationSe
rvice' encountered an exception. Error: Mailbox database '5a91407d-ddb2-4d0d-aa
05-888ea2e22f14' is offline.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MoveRequest], Mailb
   oxReplicationTransientException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : BD573665,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Recipient
   Tasks.NewMoveRequest


Thank you,
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endital1097Commented:
sounds like the database is dismounted
run
Get-MailboxDatabase | Mount-Mailboxdatabase

then try again
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sunnyc7Commented:
You have to run this from Exchange Shell > not powershell.
Start > programs > Exchange management shell
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
thanks for all your help, just wanted to state that before we keep going.

Anyhow, I still got the same error...
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
yes, running in exchange shell, sorry that was a typo earlier...
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endital1097Commented:
go into your exchange management console on the 2010 server
under the organization config, mailbox
verify the mailbox databases are listed as mounted
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Yes I verified it. Actually I unmounted and remounted just to be sure...
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sunnyc7Commented:
What happens when you run

get-mailboxdatabase | fl
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endital1097Commented:
run the following to see which database it references the guid for
get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,Guid

trying to determine if it thinks the 2003 is offline or the 2010 db is offline
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endital1097Commented:
2010db.com in theory would have the guid '5a91407d-ddb2-4d0d-aa05-888ea2e22f14'
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
@endital:
[PS] C:\Windows\system32>get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name, 5a91407d-ddb2-4d0d-aa05-
888ea2e22f14

Name : Mailbox Database 1958628804
Name : 2010DB.com

@Sunny: give me a minute that is a very long list
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endital1097Commented:
it was
get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,Guid

is this the only exchange 2010 server with the MBX,CAS, and HUB roles?
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Yes there is one 2010 and one 2003
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sunnyc7Commented:
Did you run this command to move PF replicas from 2003 to 2010 ?

AddReplicatoPFRecursive.ps1
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
No I have not, wasn't aware. All I have done was follow the link that was stated in the original post, but I'm starting to think it is missing some important preliminary's. How do I create that file?
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endital1097Commented:
you could also have used the MoveAllReplicas.ps1
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endital1097Commented:
these are located under
c:\program files\microsoft\exchange server\v14\scripts
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sunnyc7Commented:
ok @ that explains no PF folders :)
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
these are run in powershell or exchange shell?
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endital1097Commented:
exchange shell
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sunnyc7Commented:
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endital1097Commented:
why have we moved to public folders?
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
no idea...? I cannot move mailboxes, would this cure that?
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sunnyc7Commented:
ok sorry for running before we can walk :(.

original question is moving mailboxes.
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endital1097Commented:
can we go back to the
get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,Guid
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
okay:


[PS] C:\Windows\system32>get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name, 5a91407d-ddb2-4d0d-aa05-
888ea2e22f14

Name : Mailbox Database 1958628804
Name : 2010DB.com
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Could this be a DNS issue or something with network?
The net.tcp issue makes me think it is something with network.

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>new-moverequest testexchange -targetdatabase 2010DB.com
Service 'net.tcp://2010DB.com/Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationSe
rvice' encountered an exception. Error: Mailbox database '5a91407d-ddb2-4d0d-aa
05-888ea2e22f14' is offline.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MoveRequest], Mailb
   oxReplicationTransientException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : BD573665,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Recipient
   Tasks.NewMoveRequest
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endital1097Commented:
paste this into the shell, don't replace guid with the value :)
get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,Guid
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TechneutAuthor Commented:

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name, guid

Name : Mailbox Database 1958628804
Guid : a0993a4c-7c91-4d6f-8c8f-535207df17e5
Name : 2010DB.com
Guid : 3b62b714-09b4-4253-a4b5-834681ad20f9
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endital1097Commented:
try
new-moverequest testexchange -targetdatabase "3b62b714-09b4-4253-a4b5-834681ad20f9"

the guid in your error is not the target, and if this doesn't work then we need to look at the 2003 server
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Same error as before. Should I uninstall and reinstall? I'm worried that the link I used did not or missed some early steps before installing exch2010...
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endital1097Commented:
ok, then it is definitely thinking that the database on the 2003 server is offline
can you verify that it is mounted?

i'll review the guide shown earlier for accuracy
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sunnyc7Commented:
Did you create a connector from 2003 to 2010 before starting the move ?
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endital1097Commented:
good for installing fresh, not enough for a migration
look at this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998186.aspx
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sunnyc7Commented:
I am not sure if 2003 / 2010 can see each other.
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endital1097Commented:
going to lunch, back in ~ 1 hr
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
@sunny: no I do not believe that I did...

Should I start over?

@endital: yes the 2003 store is definitely mounted... should I reinstall or just start doing what the link suggests I do?
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Okay, I actually have to step away until about 2pm est also... but I can relay any answers to my colleague if needed.
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sunnyc7Commented:
I am going to re-check the whole post and see if I missed something.
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Sunny. If you could review the link, maybe you'll see steps that might be missing? I am betting there are steps before installing that I am missing.
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endital1097Commented:
the difficult part of a 2003 to 2010 migration is the client access role and ensuring acess to mailboxes on both versions (and it really isn't that difficult)

the other piece is having the routing group connector to link the two versions for mail flow between versions

a mailbox move between 2003 and 2010 is an offline mailbox move, which simply means that the mailbox is not available to the user during the move

are these exchange servers in the same ad forest?

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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Okay, they are both in the same Forest, setup on member servers.
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Okay will take a look, but won't be able to for about an hour. At a clients office at the moment.
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Okay back, so I should check on 2003 DB lvl on the permissions...
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endital1097Commented:
yes, please
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Yes that worked! It moved the user...

Now, do I need to worry about anything else? OWA or Outlook clients that I move?
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endital1097Commented:
you just opened a whole new can of worms :)

here is an article i wrote on autodiscover. you'll want to get this configuration working with a test mailbox before moving any live mailboxes

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_3585-Exchange-Autodiscover-Service-OOF-and-OAB.html
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, sorry Sunny I believe that you helped tremendously, but Endital really nailed it with the permissions. Very strange though because a simple inheritance issue it would block the visibility of the 2003 store from 2010, but now I can see it... oh well as long as it works thanks everyone!
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endital1097Commented:
sunny and i work together all the time and this happens (he steals points more often), glad we could help and you didn't reinstall :)
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TechneutAuthor Commented:
Great, I see that page with a whole lot of info to dig through. I will certainly read through it when I get a chance to sit, but do you have a quick summary version? We host our DNS internally.


Also, do you know what i need to do on a blackberry server (sorry I keep adding... haha)?
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sunnyc7Commented:
hey guys @ I am really happy this worked out.

And endital is right @ I steal more points.

Can you post another question @ blackberry.
both of us get alerts for Exchange queue. We will sign up.

thanks
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