New Exchange  server; new separate domain. How do I import mailboxes?
Posted on 2014-04-21
I am in the process of replacing an environment running 1 SBS 2003 with 2 servers - 1 Domain Controller/File Server and 1 Exchange 2013 server.
I learned the hard way recently that exporting mailboxes and public folders to PST, and then importing them to the new mailboxes creates a mess. 1 - Public Folder calendars get populated with entries that say "Copy" and cannot be edited. 2 - in mailbox contents, when users try to reply to pre-migration messages, they receive NDR's.
That said, I want to implement the appropriate solution for migrating mailboxes. This is not a lateral migration, so I will not have both servers on the same domain. I will not be able to move mailboxes from SBS2003 to Exchange 2013. So what are my options?
Thanks in advance.