Exchange 2007 Cross-Forest Migration

This is a follow-up to the post about renaming a domain with Exchange 2007, which you actually can’t do as it turns out, so this became a migration to a new forest. I was mostly working on the mailbox migration, so this post only covers Exchange 2007 to 2007 cross-forest migration.

Renaming a 2003 AD domain that has Exchange 2007

Here’s an unpleasant little fact you only find out if you need to: while you could rename a domain that hosted Exchange 2003, this functionality has been removed with Exchange 2007. Hmm. So what if you need to? Well a customer is insisting that it must be done, so I’ve had to do some investigations.

Adding Exchange 2007 mailboxes to existing user accounts

The most popular post on this blog continues to be Adding Exchange 2003 Mailboxes to Existing Accounts so I’m guessing this is something a lot of people need to do. ATTENTION: PLEASE SEE this post INSTEAD for the basic method. I hadn’t posted an Exchange 2007 method earlier because I haven’t needed to do it in production, and the ongoing…

Battle-scarred but (mostly) victorious – experiences with the Exchange 2007 Transporter for Lotus Notes

I have just completed what initially sounded like a fairly straight-forward project – install Exchange 2007 and migrate 35 mailboxes from Lotus Notes. The migration would be one-shot – so no need for a coexistance phase. Such a small migration didn’t seem to warrant the purchase of Quest or Transend – and besides, the Microsoft recommendation is…

Exchange 2007 Provisioning

Since finally getting around to enabling blog stats I can see the Exchange posts continue to be popular so, to add to the series, here is a step-by-step guide to basic Exchange 2007 provisioning with ILM 2007.

Archiving Exchange 2007 mailboxes

A truly effective IdM system should be able to tidy up user data as part of the user-decommissioning process. This might include zipping up home folders and, in the case of email, archiving mailboxes to something like a PST file. My old method of archiving mailboxes with Exmerge when disabling Exchange users won’t work with…