Introduction to Move Mailbox in Exchange 2003
Once you have sorted out Active Directory and the ADC’s, you are ready for the final leg of the migration journey – to move the user’s mailbox store to the new Exchange 2003 server.
Topics for Exchange 2003’s Move Mailbox
- New features supplied by the Move Mailbox Wizard
- Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox Role
- How to move mailboxes
- Mailbox Recovery Center
- PowerShell Set-Mailbox
The wizard provides a method for moving mailboxes from within Exchange 2003’s System Manager. (If you prefer, use the Active Directory User’s and Computers.) How ever you access the mailboxes, here are two very useful new features :
- In Exchange 2003, you can select multiple mailboxes
- I recommend the task scheduler, so that you can plan now, and move later.
For example, you can schedule a large move to start after workers go home, thereby ensuring that your server’s resources are not being stressed during business hours.
Import users from a spreadsheet, complete with their mailbox. Just provide a list of the users with the fields in the top row, and save as .csv file. Then launch this FREE utility, match your Exchange fields with AD’s attributes, click and import the users. Optionally, you can provide the name of the OU where the new mailboxes will be born.
- Bulk-import new users and mailboxes into Active Directory.
- Seek and zap unwanted user accounts.
- Find inactive computers.
- Execute the Exchange System Manager: Start (Menu), All Programs, Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
- In the tree, expand Servers, select the server with the mailboxes, expand First Storage Group, expand Mailbox Store, and then click Mailboxes.
- In the details pane, right-click the user or users you want, and then select Exchange Tasks.
- On the Available Tasks page, click Move Mailbox, and then click Next.
- On the Move Mailbox page, type the new destination for the mailbox, in the Server list, select a server, and then, in the Mailbox Store list, select a mailbox store.
- Under If corrupted messages are found, click the option you want, and then click Next.
- In the Task Schedule page, in the Begin processing tasks at list, choose the time for the move.
- In the Completing the Exchange Task Wizard page, verify that the information is correct, and then click Finish.
Mailboxes can become orphaned if you delete a user who still has email. Techniques include export mailbox properties and associate users with mailboxes. Once the repair is complete, you can Reconnect the mailbox.
Here is a free tool to monitor your Exchange Server. Download and install the utility, then inspect your mail queues, monitor the Exchange server’s memory, confirm there is enough disk space and check the CPU utilization.
This is the real deal – there is no catch. SolarWinds provides this fully-functioning freebie, as part of their commitment to supporting the network management community.
Once you have mastered Active Directory, and users can logon to the Windows Server 2003 domain, then you are ready for the last phase to move the mailboxes from the Exchange 5.5 servers to the new Exchange 2003 servers.
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