Exchange 5.5

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I have to move Exchange 5.5 from a NT 4.0 server to a 2003 enterprise server. Can anyone give me a good idea of the best way to move this. Should I use backup exec or copy pst. The old server is Small Business Server and it is old. Anybody thought would be greatly appreciated. John

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John,
are you going to keep it on exchange 5.5 or migrate it over to exchange 2000/2003

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  • Elfoxo
    Right now we have to keep Exchange 5.5
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello John, First off, Exchange 5.5 will not run on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server so you will need to plan an upgrade to Exchange 2003. Your going to need to prepare your 2003 domain and set up active directory before you can migrate Exchange. MS has many tools and KB articles describing exactly how to do this so that would be a good place to start. Don't panic as the process is not as difficult as you may think! Good luck
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello John, First off, Exchange 5.5 will not run on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server so you will need to plan an upgrade to Exchange 2003. Your going to need to prepare your 2003 domain and set up active directory before you can migrate Exchange. MS has many tools and KB articles describing exactly how to do this so that would be a good place to start. Don't panic as the process is not as difficult as you may think! Good luck
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello John, First off, Exchange 5.5 will not run on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server so you will need to plan an upgrade to Exchange 2003. Your going to need to prepare your 2003 domain and set up active directory before you can migrate Exchange. MS has many tools and KB articles describing exactly how to do this so that would be a good place to start. Don't panic as the process is not as difficult as you may think! Good luck
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello John, First off, Exchange 5.5 will not run on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server so you will need to plan an upgrade to Exchange 2003. Your going to need to prepare your 2003 domain and set up active directory before you can migrate Exchange. MS has many tools and KB articles describing exactly how to do this so that would be a good place to start. Don't panic as the process is not as difficult as you may think! Good luck
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  • Petroleumman
    Hello John, First off, Exchange 5.5 will not run on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise server so you will need to plan an upgrade to Exchange 2003. Your going to need to prepare your 2003 domain and set up active directory before you can migrate Exchange. MS has many tools and KB articles describing exactly how to do this so that would be a good place to start. Don't panic as the process is not as difficult as you may think! Good luck
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  • Elfoxo
    What about Exchange 2000 will it work on windows 2003 server. John
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  • Petroleumman
    Yes, Exchange 2000 will work on 2003 Enterprise server. Although, unless you have a pre-existing copy of Exchange 2000, you'd be much further ahead in the long run to purchase and install Exchange 2003. It's easier to administer and I think you'll enjoy the new features.
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  • Elfoxo
    It looks like i better rephrase my question what are the best step into migrating from Exhange 5.5 to Exhange 2000. I know it would be better to go to exchange 2003 but there is a cost factor. Any help is grately appreciated. John
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  • Snowin
    Hi, I was reliably informed by my Software Supplier that Exchange 2000 Licences were no longer being sold. By all means downgrade to exchange 2003, but having just migrated Exchange 2k to 2k3 for about 1200 mailboxes, i've found that new features are great, it's easier to use and more stable. for the migration to either i'd start my looking at EXMERGE.exe HTH HAND, Snowin
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  • EXADMIN101
    Providing that you already have AD in place and DNS fully functional. The Exchange 2003 installation also includes the Deployment Tools which will give you key tasks to complete before you can actually do the install. If you are going to keep the same Exchange Organization, you can just install your first Exchange 2003 server with the ADC and then just do mailbox moves gradually and straight from 5.5 to 2003 with no disruption if you schedule the moves during the off hours.
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  • Cleonard
    you can still use a windows 2000 server and run exchange 5.5 on that if you dont want to install active directory.
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