Exchange Server migration | Large organization requiring continued access to OWA and mobile access during migration
Posted on 2014-07-29
I am in the process of migrating Exchange 2003 (on Windows 2003) to Exchange 2010 (on Windows 2008 R2).
I know that as I move users' mailboxes from 2003 to 2010, their OWA and mobile phone will no longer function. I am looking into options to allow a smoother transition.
I have reviewed a document that allows for a co-existence which would require co-existence. This seems to be quite involved, and I was wondering if there is an options that falls somewhere in between. Is it at all possible to have the following:
•Current users access OWA and configure their Smart Phones connecting to https://webmail.domain.com/exchange.
•Exchange 2010 is being configured to use https://webmail.domain.com/owa for the same purposes.
Sacrificing the automatic redirection, is it possible to do this:
•Configure a separate host so that OWA to Exchange 2010 is https://webmail2.domain.com/owa
•Install a separate SSL for webmail2.domain.com
•Once a mailbox is moved from 2003 to 2010, simply reconfigure the phone to use the new address.
I realize that this may be a dumb question, but I am curious to see if this is even an option.
Thanks in advance for your input and assistance.