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    Hello everyone, I am a newbie; this is the first time on any site at all that I am posting on, so please bear with me. On my test network I have server 2000 SP4 with 5.5 SP4 exchange with another 2000 server also a domain controller, and a member server 2003 with exchange 2003 and some XP clients? What I did was migrated 5.5 to 2003 exchange, I did forestprep and domainprep and installed the ADC tool and made all the proper connections and moved my mailboxes to 2003 and mail is still working fine, SO FAR SO GOOD, now this is where I am getting lost, I want to break my connections and make new ones on 2003, and uninstall ADC and demote 5.5 exchange, I have all the KBs . Can someone please tell me the proper order and proper way on how to do this?? Thank you very much. Mike

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    Re: 5.5 to 2003 exchange

    Stop double posting and wait for someone to reply.


    • #3
      Re: 5.5 to 2003 exchange

      triple post in the wall of fame huh?
      This will give you a 2 weeks ban and this thread has been moved to exchange forum.
      Last edited by Dumber; 6th September 2008, 19:01.
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        Re: 5.5 to 2003 exchange

        anytime i have to deal with exchange 5.5 to 2003 i just take a weekend, backup all 5.5 mailboxes to pst files using the migration tool. remove 5.5 exchange, install 2003 exchange, recreate the exchange email address in active directory, then restore all the PST files individually to each user. sure you'll run into problem when replying to an old email addressed to the old 5.5 server, but this is a 100% clean install. it's time consuming, but it's well worth it.