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Migrating DL's to Exchange 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    We are in the process of migrating from Exchange 2007 SP3 > Exchange 2010 SP1. Some mailboxes have already been migrated to 2010 and they seem fine.

    But what about DL's? I know there are features in 2010 like Moderation for DL's which I'd like to take advantage of, but how do you 'migrate' a DL to 2010, since theortically it's just a group, it doesn't actually live on a mailbox server?

    AD level is 2003.
    Monday, August 1, 2011 8:15 PM

Answers

  • On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:15:39 +0000, Smith1974 wrote:
     
    >Hello We are in the process of migrating from Exchange 2007 SP3 > Exchange 2010 SP1. Some mailboxes have already been migrated to 2010 and they seem fine. But what about DL's? I know there are features in 2010 like Moderation for DL's which I'd like to take advantage of, but how do you 'migrate' a DL to 2010, since theortically it's just a group, it doesn't actually live on a mailbox server? AD level is 2003.
     
    Pretty sure you only have to use the 2010 ESM or EMC to modify the
    group. That should update the version of the object and add the
    necessary properties to the group.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, August 12, 2011 6:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:39 AM
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 2:42 AM
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    For upgrading the Distribution groups to the new version run the below command in Exchange 2010 EMS.

    Get-DistributionGroup –ResultSize Unlimited | Set-DistributionGroup –ForceUpgrade

    This will upgrade all the distribution Groups within an Organization to the Exchange 2010 version.

    You can also upgrade the DL's manually , however it will be very tedious as you need to edit each DL manually change some property and save it. This will give a prompt to upgrade the DL to the new version. On clicking yes the DL will be upgarded.

    Once all the DL's are upgarded you will be able to use the  feature provided in Exchange 2010.

    Mahendra

     
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, August 12, 2011 6:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:39 AM
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 4:19 AM

All replies

  • On Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:15:39 +0000, Smith1974 wrote:
     
    >Hello We are in the process of migrating from Exchange 2007 SP3 > Exchange 2010 SP1. Some mailboxes have already been migrated to 2010 and they seem fine. But what about DL's? I know there are features in 2010 like Moderation for DL's which I'd like to take advantage of, but how do you 'migrate' a DL to 2010, since theortically it's just a group, it doesn't actually live on a mailbox server? AD level is 2003.
     
    Pretty sure you only have to use the 2010 ESM or EMC to modify the
    group. That should update the version of the object and add the
    necessary properties to the group.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, August 12, 2011 6:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:39 AM
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 2:42 AM
  •  

    For upgrading the Distribution groups to the new version run the below command in Exchange 2010 EMS.

    Get-DistributionGroup –ResultSize Unlimited | Set-DistributionGroup –ForceUpgrade

    This will upgrade all the distribution Groups within an Organization to the Exchange 2010 version.

    You can also upgrade the DL's manually , however it will be very tedious as you need to edit each DL manually change some property and save it. This will give a prompt to upgrade the DL to the new version. On clicking yes the DL will be upgarded.

    Once all the DL's are upgarded you will be able to use the  feature provided in Exchange 2010.

    Mahendra

     
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, August 12, 2011 6:31 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:39 AM
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 4:19 AM
  • Thanks, do you know how we'd upgrade the DL manually via the EMC?
    Friday, August 5, 2011 11:26 PM
  • To upgrade a DL manually via EMC you need to edit the DL change some property (E.g. Delete some text in the NAme and re enter again) and save it. This will give a prompt to upgrade the DL to the new version. On clicking yes the DL will be upgarded.

     Mahendra

     

    Monday, August 8, 2011 1:46 AM
  • On Mon, 8 Aug 2011 01:46:44 +0000, Mahendra Mane wrote:
     
    >
    >
    >To upgrade a DL manually via EMC you need to edit the DL change some property (E.g. Delete some text in the NAme and re enter again) and save it. This will give a prompt to upgrade the DL to the new version. On clicking yes the DL will be upgarded.
     
    Which is what I said a week ago.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Monday, August 8, 2011 2:30 AM