For years Exchange administrators have been a little confused, when it came to which Microsoft identity management solution had support for provisioning Exchange objects for the Exchange Server version(s) used in their particular organization.
This Exchange Wiki page lists the Microsoft identity management solutions supported with Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, and Exchange 2010 respectively.
Exchange 2003 supports the following versions:
Exchange 2007 supports the following versions:
It's also possible to use IIFP 2003 or MIIS 2003 for synchronizing Exchange 2007 users as mail-enabled contacts, but it requires that you either customize the GalSync agent or perform a semi-manual post step when users have been replicated. This is because
these versions depends on the recipient update service (RUS) to perform two required tasks. RUS in Exchange 2003 was responsible for setting the LegacyExchangeDN and ShowInAddressBook attributes on the mail-enabled contacts in the target organization. But
since Exchange 2007 no longer used RUS, you have to run the Set-MailContact cmdlet against the synchronized contact objects in the Exchange 2007 organization. See
this KB article for a detailed explanation on this topic.
For guidance on how you use one of the above synchronization solutions to perform a cross-forest migration to Exchange 2007, see
this section in the Exchange 2007 documentation on Microsoft TechNet.
Exchange 2010 supports the following versions:
Its also worth mentioning that with Exchange 2010, ILM 2007 Feature Pack 1 Service Pack 1 and FIM 2010 RTM no longer requires that the Exchange Management tools are installed on the ILM/FIM server. Instead the GalSync management agent takes advantage of
the remoting features in PowerShell 2.0 to contact the Update-Recipient cmdlet.
For guidance on how you use one of the above synchronization solutions to perform a cross-forest migration to Exchange 2010, see
this section in the Exchange 2010 documentation on Microsoft TechNet.
When planning to perform a cross-forest migration to Exchange 2010, also makes sure you read
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Hey Konrad, thanks for the feedback. I'll create a section that list 3rd party tools such as the Quest tool and the PowerShell based sync that's available.
It's also worth mensioning freeware tool from Quest - www.quest.com/.../quickconnect-express-for-active-directory.aspx, also available for Exchange 2010 version.