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Most efficient method for Windows/Exchange 2000 to 2003 migration

I am going to migrate from Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 to Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 on a new server. I have been told that I can set up the new server and move users from Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003. What is the most efficient method? My domain controller is already Windows 2003.
As long as you have domain prepped the new domain, you can simply add your new Exchange 2003 server into the mix. Once installed, you can simply move the user mailboxes from the Exchange 2000 server onto the Exchange 2003 server. Because you are doing a mailbox move, the users will need to be logged out of the mailbox before you start the process (i.e., moving their mailboxes is most likely a night or weekend process). If they aren't, the users may report a hung Outlook session when they come in the next morning.

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