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  • Moving from Hosted Exchange 2007 to in-house Exchange 2007

    Hello

    We use Rackspace to host Exchange 2007... that is soon going to change and we will be hosting Exchange 2007 server in-house

    At this time, users are using Outlook RPC over HTTP protocol.

    How exactly can we migrate the mailboxes and what happens to our RPC over HTTP account?

    Thanks

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    Re: Moving from Hosted Exchange 2007 to in-house Exchange 2007

    You need to setup the new server first. Get it working correctly. Then you can look at making the switch of your DNS records to point to the new server.
    Once that has taken effect, you can look at importing the existing email.

    A number of options for that. The most basic would be to change the delivery location on each machine to a Personal Folder, which will extract all of the content out to a PST file on the local machine, then reconfigure Outlook to point to the new server. Once the new connection is created you can then import the PST file in to your mailbox using the import wizard in Outlook.

    Outlook Anywhere is available to you as part of Exchange 2007, it just needs to be enabled. Internally you wouldn't use it though, you would make an RPC connection to the server. Externally it would be available over port 443. It isn't anything different to what you have from your host at present.

    Simon.
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      Moving from Hosted Exchange 2007 to in-house Exchange 2007

      Thank you for taking the time to answer my question, Simon!

      Perhaps I did not clearly put the whole picture in words.

      The mailbox users were sitting in a rented office and for more than a year they had been using OWA.

      They are now going to occupy their own office space and the migration process will be done in two steps as follows:

      I have Windows Server 2008 up and running with the users having joined to the domain. Once they are comfortably settled, we will being the process of them going to their Outlook instead of OWA. In the meantime, they have the option of either continuing to use OWA or I get them to use Outlook with RPC over HTTP.

      If I do that, how do I get the mailboxes in Exchange? Should I use RPC over HTTP or POP3 or IMAP?

      Hope the explanation makes sense

      Thank you again

      Mickey

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      • #4
        Re: Moving from Hosted Exchange 2007 to in-house Exchange 2007

        If you have RPC over HTTPS access then my previous response stands. Configure the client, change the delivery location. Once the email has been extracted, change the profile, set the delivery location to Mailbox.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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          Moving from Hosted Exchange 2007 to in-house Exchange 2007

          Thank you indeed

          Cheers!

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