Moving/Migrating 2003 SMB exchange mailboxes to 2010 exchange on different domain

Posted on 2011-05-12
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I have a 2003 smb server that is in process of being replaced by a server 2008 r2 in a new domain. We had issues with the old domain and exchange was having issues as well with space.  The 2003 smb has exchange on it, acitve and currently being utlized in production. We created a new domain and  the new 2008 r2 server is a domain controller,  we have loaded exchange 2010 on the same server.  I created a test environement and the server is working properly sending and reciving email, thru a separate test internet domain configuration with pointers and mx records.  We now need to move or migrate the mailboxes and the public store from the 2003 exchange on a different domain to the new 2008 exchange server on the new domain.  does anyone have sugestions on how to proceed?
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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
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You must export your mailboxes and folders to PST files. You can use exmerge for mailboxes less than 2 GB, but I recommend just using Outlook. For mailboxes larger than 2GB, outlook must be used.

Then you can import those PSTs into your new Exchange environment using the import-mailbox cmdlet from the EMC. Or, you can again use Outlook to import.


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