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MIGRATION FROM EXCHANGE 5.5 TO NEW 64-BIT EXCHANGE 2010

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In over my head on this one so any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated....

Running about 30 mailboxes on an old server2003 std with exchange 5.5 and would like to transfer these 30 mailboxes over to the new exchange 2010 I have setup on brand NEW server now running 2008 R2.

I was thinking once I have the new exchange up and running I can just transfer the mailboxes over to the new exchange server and re-setup the outlook clients to point to the new exchange server.....but that's seems to simple. Before I start does anyone have some pointers so I don't take down our email in the process :)

Thank you
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by:Hassan Besher
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I would like to mention here that the migration from 5.5 to 2010 is not supported there is no direct path.

try to create a virtual image with exchange 2003 and migrate your mailboxes then remove your 5.5 and then  migrate them to the 2010.

I beleive this is the best approach you could use.

But you can check this link:

http://emptymessage.com/?p=34
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by:gleaver
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I do have access to a 2003 version of exchange....would it be any easier to upgrade to 2003 then to 2008? seems like that would be more work but if it works without any workarounds then it may be worth it...What do you think?
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Thanks for your help but one thing do you have a different link to the 2003 to 2008 instructions the link above goes to a PDF but it ends at page 39 but the index shows like 150pages or so. I don't think its complete
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by:Seth Simmons
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