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Moving Mailbox to Other Exchange Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have to move several hundred of user mailboxes from exchange server A to exchange server B. Both servers have all roles installed and both will be kept online afterwards. Is there a way I don't have to change the incoming/outgoing server settings (from Server A to Server B) in their outlook clients so that disruption to users can be minimized? Also, is there a way users can still use the old url to get access to their mailboxes via owa? Thanks
    Friday, July 3, 2015 6:58 AM

Answers

  • Hi m24545,

    Thank you for your question.

    When we create pop3 account, we suggest you type mail.contoso.com in “incoming mail server”, then create A record which is mail.contoso.com to point to Exchange CAS server, when we move mailbox, we just modify A record.

    If the above step you did not do it in the former, you just modify it.

    The user could use the old url to access mailbox by owa.

    If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know.

    Best Regard,

    Jim


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    Monday, July 6, 2015 6:15 AM
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  • Both servers A and B are Exchange 2007. thanks
    Friday, July 3, 2015 7:00 AM
  • Forgot to mention that most of the clients are using pop3
    Monday, July 6, 2015 1:40 AM
  • Hi m24545,

    Thank you for your question.

    When we create pop3 account, we suggest you type mail.contoso.com in “incoming mail server”, then create A record which is mail.contoso.com to point to Exchange CAS server, when we move mailbox, we just modify A record.

    If the above step you did not do it in the former, you just modify it.

    The user could use the old url to access mailbox by owa.

    If there are any questions regarding this issue, please be free to let me know.

    Best Regard,

    Jim


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Jim Xu
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 6, 2015 6:15 AM
    Moderator
  • I hope Jim-xu clarifies you concern to get this job done.
    Moreover, Checkout this article hope it helps you to find out solution: http://windowsitpro.com/windows/how-do-i-move-exchange-server-new-server

    You may also take help from these earlier discussed thread:
    Best way to migrate Exchange 2007 to a new server: http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/373393-best-way-to-migrate-exchange-2007-to-a-new-server

    How to migrate exchange server 2007 to another exchange 2007 and decommissioning the first : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/1b65b57e-db1c-45b2-afbb-8cbeed48401d/how-to-migrate-exchange-server-2007-to-another-exchange-2007-and-decommissioning-the-first?forum=exchangesvrdeploylegacy

    Alternatively, while need to move mailboxes from old exchange server to new exchange server, you may try to this programmed application i.e. http://www.exchangemigrationtool.com/ which allows to migrate between exchange servers with real time coexistence.
    Monday, July 6, 2015 7:33 AM
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    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 4:07 AM
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