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Migrating users from old Exchange 2007 server to new Exchange 2007 server (new HW)

I setup an Exchange 2007 server and now have setup a new Exchange 2007 server on a supersized server. I plan to migrate the user mailbox using Exchange "move mailbox" - will this work seemlessly?

i.e. no changes to the user's Outlook 2003 clients?

What about users with smartphones and have configured Mail for Exchange? will I need to change those settings for each user or will Exchange automagically make everything work?

Basically I need to move users from an old Exchange 2007 server to a newer much higher capacity Exchange 2007 server - any suggestions welcomed.
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Chris PattersonCommented:
As long as the new server is in the same Exchange organization as the old Exchange server, the migration should be seemless to the user.  The users will get a notification in Outlook to close and reopen the program if they are in Outlook at the time you move their mailbox.  As for your smartphones, as long as they are setup using the users mail account (i.e. someone@somewhere.com), you should not have to make changes.  If they are configured to point to a specific mailbox server, you may have to adjust this.
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michaelheffernanCommented:
This is an old thread, but a question I have: what is the expected shelf life of Exch 2007?  I have to move my current instance off Win2003 R2 server to newer Win.  I hate to expense and danger of simultaneously updating Exchange at the same time.  I'd rather stick with exch 2007.
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Chris PattersonCommented:
Exchange 2007 was end of life back in June of 2011.  Windows 2003 is done this year in July if you purchased extended support.  You need to get off of those versions as soon as possible, in my humble opinion.
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michaelheffernanCommented:
Well, I won't disagree, but we are completely swamped, and pretty much not ready to deal with a major MS version change involving Exchange.  I admit this is a workaround to the 2003 EOL but we don't have time to do much more.
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Chris PattersonCommented:
You can also install Exchange 2010 into your 2007 environment and do an internal migration to the 2010 servers.
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michaelheffernanCommented:
Hmm...Chris, have you any experience with 365?  Might this be a viable option for a small company with, say, 30-40 email users, all on Outlook?
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Chris PattersonCommented:
Also a good option, takes all the infrastructure support overhead and sends it off to Microsoft.  I have extensive experience with O365, it's a great service for the smaller companies, say under 2000-3000 users.  Past that number, I have seen issues.  Also bear in mind that no network = no mail, if you do not have stable WAN connections to the cloud.
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michaelheffernanCommented:
This is a viable option, then.  Our WAN is very stable, only 60 users...I'll check this out.  Thank you.
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