2003 SBS Server ,Clients and Exchange Migration

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Hi, I have in a domain mybusiness.local an SBS 2003 Server with Exchange Server and 6 client users with XP anv Vista software. I want to create a new whole system with a new server (new hardware) with Exchange 2003 Server and Exchange Server and also, to join 6 new computer clients (new hardware) to the domain. The users need only their e-mails from the exchange server and their shared folders from their client computers. I already created a new domain and the only thing I want is to migrate the e-mails from the old exchange server 2003 to the new exchange server 2003 and the files from the pc's to the new pc's. I tried to migrate with the Exchange server Migration tool,but I couldn't see the old domain. Which is the best solution for this task?If I export E-mails with Exmerge to a PST file from the source server and then import it to the new server of the new domain,will it be possible to have access the new users if they have the same name in their PC's or I can't avoid the ADMT or DCPROMO solution. Can avoid this 2 solutions? It would be great for me if anybody give me an analytical solution for the steps.

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If you didn’t HAVE to go to a new domain then the easiest would have been to add the new server to the old domain and then migrate the mailboxes between the two servers. If you have to go to a new domain then you will need to setup trusts between the two domains. Then you should be able to migrate the users that way. You will have to use the ADMT to migrate the users over. You would also have to setup a new Exchange Recipient Update Service (RUS). See this article from MS:

How to migrate objects from one domain to another in the same forest

as far as the shares, why do you have the shares on the workstations instead of departmental or global shares on the servers? This could create an ACL list and management nightmare. As well as having to make sure that each share on each pc is backed up every night. Look into DFS (Distributed File Systems) or normal departmental shares on the servers to solve this issue. That way there is a single point of backup and single point of management.

Here is a good article on doing what I think you are asking about.

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