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GroupWise to Exchange

    Question

  • Just wondering if anyone has any experience migrating from GW 7.x/8.x to Exchange 2K7/2010?  If so I am curious what utilities/software if anyone used?  Example:  Quest Migration, M+ Archive or other?
    Friday, June 24, 2011 9:52 PM

Answers

  • Hi SCOMNewB,

    Quest a special tool for that check it :

    http://www.quest.com/groupwise-migrator-for-exchange/

     

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, July 01, 2011 7:44 AM
    Sunday, June 26, 2011 9:53 AM
  • Hi

    Here's a great article regarding the migration steps, take a look

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/groupwise-exchange-2007-interoperability-migration-part1.html

     


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, July 01, 2011 7:44 AM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 1:33 PM
  • I did it in March 2008, thousands of mailboxes, 70 postoffices from Groupwise 7.0.3 to Exchange 2007 SP1. I used the quest tools, and they worked GREAT. I already had my AD in place.  The biggest obstacle for us was archives, we mad people get their mailbox size under 500 megs, prior to this we had no size limit. So after the migration we had tons of Groupwise archives we had to convert into PST's and make them statically available to users.This was an awful process because so many people's GW archives were corrupt and some of them were unusable. The Quest tools are expensive, but worth every penny.

    We also did it in phases 1 postoffice at a time, so we were interoperating with Groupwise for a while. During this time, free/busy (busy search) between Exchange and Groupwise is not available, this was a challenge for SOME users, but a minority. We did leave Groupwise as the primary SMTP connector until the migration was over, then we made Exchange primary.

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, July 01, 2011 7:44 AM
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 1:46 PM

All replies

  • Hi SCOMNewB,

    Quest a special tool for that check it :

    http://www.quest.com/groupwise-migrator-for-exchange/

     

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, July 01, 2011 7:44 AM
    Sunday, June 26, 2011 9:53 AM
  • Hi
       You can read this
    case and read article which James listed.


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    Monday, June 27, 2011 2:44 AM
  • Hi

    Here's a great article regarding the migration steps, take a look

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/migration-deployment/groupwise-exchange-2007-interoperability-migration-part1.html

     


    Jonas Andersson | Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011 | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | Blog: http://www.testlabs.se/blog | Follow me on twitter: jonand82
    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, July 01, 2011 7:44 AM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 1:33 PM
  • I did it in March 2008, thousands of mailboxes, 70 postoffices from Groupwise 7.0.3 to Exchange 2007 SP1. I used the quest tools, and they worked GREAT. I already had my AD in place.  The biggest obstacle for us was archives, we mad people get their mailbox size under 500 megs, prior to this we had no size limit. So after the migration we had tons of Groupwise archives we had to convert into PST's and make them statically available to users.This was an awful process because so many people's GW archives were corrupt and some of them were unusable. The Quest tools are expensive, but worth every penny.

    We also did it in phases 1 postoffice at a time, so we were interoperating with Groupwise for a while. During this time, free/busy (busy search) between Exchange and Groupwise is not available, this was a challenge for SOME users, but a minority. We did leave Groupwise as the primary SMTP connector until the migration was over, then we made Exchange primary.

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, July 01, 2011 7:44 AM
    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 1:46 PM
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    Software Features
    Migrates Groupwise Mailboxes to Exchange Server
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