I've been working with exchange servers for a few years now, but now I’m working on a plan for a pretty huge migration project. The case is:
Our currently mailserver is MDaemon from Alt-N, and we are going to migrate 850 users from MDaemon to Exchange 2010. All the currently users has an email address in the email address field in Active Directory. With so many users, and many of them has foreign names (last name first, and first name last) etc, so to be sure the email address stay the same when the user is migrated, I would like to make sure that we keep the same email address when the users Exchange mailbox is created. Is this possible?
One challenge is that they run Outlook 2003, and will move over to Office 2010 (on a new set of terminal servers). So my currently plan is to use the same AD domain and setup the new Exchange server within the same domain, so the only thing I need to do is create new mailbox for the user, import the users existing PST file, NK2 file and signature. Can I do this by making a script? What would be the best approach here?
Thanks in advance!