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Mapping Exchange 2000 users to a new Exchange 2003 server

Learn how to move Exchange 2000 user accounts to a new Exchange 2003 server without jeopardizing user permission settings and access control lists.

I'm moving from an Exchange 2000 server to an Exchange 2003 server, but I don't want to migrate. I want to create new users on the new server, and map the new users to their data on the old server, so I can redo the account names and become more standardized. Once I'm done with that process, I would take the old server out of service. Is there a good way to accomplish this?
You probably don't want to create brand new user objects associated with the new Exchange server, because those users would lose any access control lists (ACLs) or permissions associated with the old Active Directory account. You simply need to move the mailboxes from the Exchange 2000 server to the Exchange 2003 server.

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  • This was last published in May 2006

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