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Exchange 2003 to 2010 SP1 OWA Access Durning Migration

Posted on 2011-03-18
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I'm in the process to getting ready to start to migration mailboxes in groups of 10 to my new Exchagne 2010 SP1 server. Durning this migration my 2003 server and 2010 server will be running side-by-side here is my question.

-Right now all users access 2003 OWA via https://owa.domain.com/exchange under 2010 we plan on changing this to webmail.domain.com. There is an DNS A record for OWA site. I need to maintain access to OWA during the migration. If a 2003 mailbox is moved to 2010 and they try to access there mailbox via the old 2003 link will they be redirercted to the new 2010 OWA site?

How have other handled this so far
Question by:compdigit44
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by:Muzafar Momin
ID: 35165199
user will not be ridirected the New link, you will need to ask them to use NEW OWA link
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What error message will users get on the 2003 OWA if there mailbox has been moved to the new server?
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From your experience do you have any recommendations on how to make the 2003 to 2010 OWA transistions a seamless as possible for my end users
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Muzafar Momin earned 2000 total points
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user mailbox can be accessed from both the owa
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Can you explain your response??
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Does anyone have any addition thoughts on this please

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