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Best practices for moving mailboxes in Exchange Server

In this tutorial, you'll learn when it's best to use the Move Mailbox Wizard or ExMerge to move mailboxes, and you'll get a rundown of what to watch for when using ExMerge in Exchange 2003. The Export-Mailbox command has some benefits, too. Find out what they are and how to use it in Exchange Server 2007.

Moving mailboxes is a common Exchange administrator task. Which method to use, however, can depend on the version...

of Exchange that's running in your organization.

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This tutorial recaps whether to use the Move Mailbox Wizard or ExMerge when migrating mailboxes and cautions what to watch for with ExMerge in Exchange Server 2003. You'll also learn how to use the Export-Mailbox command and its benefits and limitations in Exchange 2007.


 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: When to use Move Mailbox Wizard or ExMerge to move mailboxes
 Part 2: ExMerge gotcha's to watch for when migrating Exchange 2003 mailboxes
 Part 3: Using the Export-Mailbox command in Exchange Server 2007



Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a five-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional award for his work with Exchange Server, Windows Server, Internet Information Services (IIS), and File Systems and Storage. Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal website at

This was last published in July 2009

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