Excerpted from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Unleashed, by Rand Morimoto, this chapter explains best practices for migrating from Microsoft Exchange 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003.
You'll discover the differences between Exchange 5.5 and Exchange Server 2003, and learn the specific steps required to migrate your Exchange Server environment.
Close attention is given to new migration techniques made available with the Exchange Deployment Tools; the more "manual" approaches to migration are covered as well.
Migrating from Exchange Server 5.5 to 2003 -- 11 tips in 11 minutes
Tip 1: Comparing Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and 2003
Tip 2: Prerequisites for migrating to Exchange Server 2003
Tip 3: Structuring an Exchange migration for the best results
Tip 4: Preparing the Active Directory forest and domain
Tip 5: Installing and configuring the Active Directory Connector
Tip 6: Installing the first Exchange 2003 system in a 5.5 site
Tip 7: Understanding Exchange 2003 mailbox migration methods
Tip 8: Migrating Exchange Server 5.5 public folders to 2003
Tip 9: Migrating Exchange 5.5 connectors and services to 2003
Tip 10: Completing the migration to Exchange Server 2003
Tip 11: Best practices for migrating from Exchange 5.5 to 2003
This chapter excerpt from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Unleashed, by Rand Morimoto, is printed with permission from Pearson Education, Copyright 2005. Click here for the chapter download or purchase the book here.