Prepare-MoveRequest UseLocalObject on existing AD accounts
Posted on 2011-10-18
I have 2 Exchange domains (both fully patched and SP'ed)
Source.local - v. 2007 Currently holds 200 users and mailboxes (hosted exchange).
Target.local - v. 2010 Currently holds 200 user IDs (internal local domain). These user accounts WERE NOT created with ADMT, they are existing local AD accounts. No mailboxes at the moment, just installed the Exchange server.
I need to move the mailboxes from the Source.local exchange to Target.local exchange, connecting the mailboxes to the user IDs in Target.local. I kind of know how to do this but I"m running into an issue. This is what I have done to date:
Created a trust and DNS edits to allow communication between the two forests.
I ran prepare-moverequest.pst -UseLocalObject in hopes that the existing target.local AD accounts would be "prepared" for a new-moverequest of the source.local mailbox. This doesn't happen. Instead, prepare-moverequest creates a NEW account in Target.local. Can someone tell me if I am approaching this correctly? Do I need to run something else first against the Target.local user IDs (ADMT?). I need to make sure that I don't negatively affect the existing target.local accounts as they are in use for resource authentication in the target domain.
I really appreciate your help. I've looked at the step by step links posted in other questions in this forum, but haven't found this exact issue resolved.