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Migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000 within the same domain

I am migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000 within the same domain. I have installed Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 on a new box. Do I have to establish a trust between NT4 and Exchange 2000? How do I move the mailboxes from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000?

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Microsoft publishes many great overview articles on migrations, more specifically, about the question you are asking. Since this is a general question, I would like to point you to this particular TechNet overview article from Microsoft: How to migrate from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 using the Active Directory Migration Tool.

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  • This was first published in April 2006

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