Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Moving Mailboxes To Exchange 2007


Moving Mailboxes To Exchange 2007

Today’s videos will cover moving mailboxes to Exchange 2007 Server.
Administrators can start to move  over mailboxes and public folders once their Exchange 2007 environment is up and running.  The ultimate goal will be to transition everything over to the Exchange 2007 servers and eliminate the Exchange Servers based on Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 where possible.  It is easy to identify mailboxes that are still residing on Exchange 2000 or 2003, as they are tagged as a “Legacy Mailbox” in the Recipient Configuration work center of the Exchange Management Console.  Accounts tagged as a “User Mailbox” would be those that have already been moved over to Exchange 2007.
One way to move the mailboxes would be to use the Exchange Management Shell with the Move-Mailbox cmdlet.  Another way is to rely on the Move Mailbox wizard from the Exchange Management Console.  This can be initiated simply by selecting a user account, and then right-click and choose “Move Mailbox…”  Note that the Move Mailbox wizard will work just fine with multiple selections in order to move multiple users.
With the Move Mailbox wizard, the administrator is prompted on the introduction screen to choose the server storage group and mailbox database to move the mailbox to.  Next up is the Move Option screen, which issues a prompt on how to deal with corrupted messages.  Available options are to skip affected mailboxes or to skip corrupted messages.  Finally, the Move Schedule screen allows for the move to be performed immediately or to set a schedule for moving the mailboxes after office hours, for example.  Upon completion, clicking on “Finish” should show that the user has moved from Legacy Mailbox to User Mailbox.  The administrator can eliminate existing Exchange 2000 or 2003 servers from the mix to run a pure Exchange 2007 environment once all mailboxes and public folders have been moved over.

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