Upgrading Exchange 2000 Standard to Exchange 2003 Enterprise.-2

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We are in the process of upgrading our Exchange 2000 Standard edition server (running Windows 2000 server) to Exchange 2003 Enterprise. We have built a new server, with a different name, to install the Exchange 2003. What is best/easiest way to migrate all the mail from the old server to the new server? Thanks,

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Join your new Exchange Server to the existing organization. Use the Exchange System Manager on the 2003 server to move the mailboxes since it’s multi-threaded, and will move 4 mailboxes at a time. You can also queue up all the mailboxes and just let it run.
Then move your system mailboxes, fix your connectors to use the new server. From that point, you should be able to remove the old server and everything should be happy. I would spread the activity out over several days so you don’t have the system and AD trying to do too many things at once.

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