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Im currently moving Exch2003 mailboxes to Exch2010. I’m experiencing the following issue:

In exchange 2003 I route multiple domain/name spaces; however, my primary name space is vitamins.com. If a user mailbox gets moved to ex2010 and they are using one of the secondary name spaces as their  PRIMARY address (e.g. james.smith@calcium.com)  exchange changes their Primary address to james.smith@vitamins.com, the default namespace.  How can I prevent exchange from changing their primary address?
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by:RobertParten
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Check email address policies on your Exchange 2010 server
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by:DEFclub
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what should I be looking for?
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by:DEFclub
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on exchange 2010, all my email policys are the legacy policies from exch 2003. When trying to edit the policies I get" The specified e-mail address policy couldn’t be edited. Email address policy created in legacy version of exchange must be upgraded using ‘set-emailaddresspolicy’ with the exchange 2010 recipient filter

Do I need to address the above or create new email address policies or?
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RobertParten earned 1500 total points
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You are trying to stage this migration aren't you? (e.g one email at a time on certain days etc ?)

Because, in reality you could just setup new policies once all the boxes have moved over and applyt them that way. However, that command is necessary when you are doing a migration/transition from Exchange 2003 to 2010.

So, my question is: Are you looking to do a staged transition or can you do everyone all at once?
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by:DEFclub
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Staged
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by:DEFclub
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Im running the following:
[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Set-EmailAddressPolicy "default Policy" -IncludedRecipients Allrecilients
Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'IncludedRecipients'. Cannot convert value "Allrecilients" to type
"Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Recipient.WellKnownRecipientType" due to invalid enumeration values. Specify one of
the following enumeration values and try again. The possible enumeration values are "None, MailboxUsers, Resources, Mai
lContacts, MailGroups, MailUsers, AllRecipients".
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Set-EmailAddressPolicy], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Set-EmailAddressPolicy

I want to make sure nothing on EX2003 gets hosed. can you confirm the command I should run to upgrade the EAP ?
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by:DEFclub
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nevermind... I had a typo
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by:DEFclub
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I've upgraded my 3 E-mail Address Policies, and tested again. The move process from EX2003 to EX2010 is still changing the the users Primary email address to the primary of the domain. Any ideas?
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by:RobertParten
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You may have done the conversion, but have you setup the policies yet? Whenever I did mine I had ad setup where users were identified by department and I setup the users in that fashion. I will have to take a look at everything on my end to see how it should work
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by:DEFclub
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apparently this seems to be the reason why the email address changes: http://howdouc.blogspot.com/2010/09/email-address-policies-and-mailbox.html

Concur?
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by:DEFclub
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thxs
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