?
Solved

Outlook upgrade from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010

Posted on 2014-04-12
6
Medium Priority
?
481 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-17
Hi,

 I have Outlook 2003 connected to SBS2003/Exchange 2003 and I am installing SBS2011.
 The users will get MS Office 2010 as well. But workstations PCs will remain the same.
 Basically I need to move mailboxes from Exch 2003 to Exch 2010.
 So I was going to do the following:
 (1) Created PST from Outlook 2003 from each user workstation and save it in the C drive.
 (2) Detach workstation PCs from SBS2003 Domain.
 (3) Attach workstation PCs to SBS2011 Domain.
 (4) Install MS Office 2010 on each computer.
 (5) Create new profile in Outlook 2010 (connected to SBS2011).
 (6) Import PST into Outlook 2010.

 The mailbox sizes vary from 3GB to 8 GB.  
 I wonder if there is more efficient way of doing this (w/o purchasing any 3rd party software)?

 Since SBS2011 is a VM in VMware, I thought about copying all these PSTs (from workstation PCs) into Windows 7 Virtual machine (already joined to SBS2011 network) and log in to each user account, create Outlook 2010 profile and import PST. In this way, at least, the data does not have to travel over the Ethernet cable because they are all VMs in one VMware server box.
0
Comment
Question by:sglee
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 1220 total points
ID: 39996294
Any reason you aren't doing an SBS migration? That would be the easiest way, as you are doing everything using native tools.
PST migration method can throw up a lot of problems for the end users and is a lot of work.
It is usually my last choice for a migration.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sglee
ID: 39996308
Since the new server has the same computer name and ip address as old server, that is not possible.
0
 
LVL 63

Assisted Solution

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 1220 total points
ID: 39996310
Why does it have to be like that?
If you abandon the idea of having the same machine name and IP address and redo the installation as per the guide from Microsoft, then you will be able to do a swing migration.

Simon.
0
Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

 

Author Comment

by:sglee
ID: 39996317
There are devices on the network that are pointing to the same ip address and I can't change things at this point. It wont be that bad because there are only 7 PCs if I export and import PSTs.
0
 
LVL 63

Assisted Solution

by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 1220 total points
ID: 39997533
So?
Do the migration, add the IP address to the server when you are complete.
I only do PST migrations if the existing domain is completely knackered and has other issues. If a swing migration can be done, then I will do it.

I would also get everything that is pointing to an IP address changed to point to a generic DNS entry, then this problem doesn't happen again.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:sglee
ID: 39997602
I will try that next time, but I have imported PST into new server yesterday.
Thanks for the information.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
In this article I discuss my selections of the Top Four free Outlook OST File Viewers available. Open, view and read even damaged OST files by using these tools. They all provide a clear preview of all data such as emails, notes, tasks, calendars, e…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month13 days, 7 hours left to enroll

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question