Migrating options for a user email.

I didn't migrate an email account but "created a new one" with the same email address in a different Domain...same Forest. Removed the Original Account.
I then imported the mail into it. Long story short "very large" email account, very slow Internet line, different City.

Is there anyway that I can fix it as any old emails are getting "Delivery has failed to these recipients"?
Other than restoring the account, then Migrating it and going through the whole process again.
Peter AndersenSenior System AnalystAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Typically when you are migrating AD Users and Mailboxes you will need to use a combination of tools. You will need to use Active Directory Migration Tool to move the active directory objects. For Migrating Exchange Mailboxes you would use the PrepareMoveRequest.ps1 script to move the mailboxes between forests/domains.


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Another method would be to use a new product by Lepide Software Exchange Migrator


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Peter AndersenSenior System AnalystAuthor Commented:
So I have no option other than to recreate the Account and Migrate it?

The person is the Director and gets a ton of email.....everything else is done except if someone replies to an old email.
This user actually had 2 accounts in two Cities belonging to different Groups. We tried to bring both accounts together and use the same email address as she had.
Hind site is 20/20.....shouldn't have allowed two accounts for the same user.

So now just trying to do that in the best way possible.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If you need to have the old mailbox in tact you can just create a mail contact for the new email address (if a new one is being used) and have it forward mail to the old address to the new address.

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If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Peter AndersenSenior System AnalystAuthor Commented:
We are using the same email address and have removed the old account.

If it can't be done simply, I am just going to leave it and with Time it will get better.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Yeah to migrate mailboxes there are only a few options.
- Export Mailbox / Import into new mailbox
- Cross Forest Migration
- 3rd party Tools like the one i have listed above

Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
"Is there anyway that I can fix it as any old emails are getting "Delivery has failed to these recipients"? "

That is easy to resolve. You need to configure an X.500 address to match the old alias.

Peter AndersenSenior System AnalystAuthor Commented:
So I can configure the X.500 on the current account?
Peter AndersenSenior System AnalystAuthor Commented:
I just looked at Exchange and don't see the option for X.500.

Exchange 2010.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
x.500 is a custom type.

You have to get the formatting just right.

Peter AndersenSenior System AnalystAuthor Commented:
That looks pretty complicated...I talked to her and think that we are opting to just let the old address die......
I think that for an answer on this question...Will Szymkowski...has the closest answer.

Part of the problem is that the Global Address Book was not downloading. Everyone who was looking in their address book were still seeing the old address.

Found the fix here:
It says to modify the file permissions.....

The fix below says modify the whole folder.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Glad that this is now resolved.

Peter AndersenSenior System AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the Help!
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