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    Hi all,
    I am doing a testing on moving mailboxes between sites. Here's the scenario:

    I used Move Server Wizard (MSW) to join SiteB (Server name: Server2) to SiteA (Server name: Server1). Then move all mailboxes in SiteB over to SiteA, removed all connectors to SiteB, successfully carried out Knowledge Consistency Check. I intended to remove SiteB and uninstall Exchange from Server2 machine later but I was stucked when I log on as user from a client machine, the exchange profile created earlier (which point the server to Server2) does not redirect the client to its new mailbox server, Server1. I still keep Server2 running, what have I miseed out that the user are not aware of the changes made?

    Please help, thank you in advance for any suggestion posted.

    Ray

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    Did you try updating the client application (Outlook) to reference the new server?
    Andrew

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    • #3
      leave outlook open on all WS

      Hi, I've been told that if ever I should move mailboxes from one site to another I should, when I am moving this one mailboxe, that I should leave the corresponding WorkStation's outlook opened.

      hope it helps since I had no need of doind so

      Marc Robichaud
      Senior Tech
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      • #4
        Re: leave outlook open on all WS

        Originally posted by solinfo
        Hi, I've been told that if ever I should move mailboxes from one site to another I should, when I am moving this one mailboxe, that I should leave the corresponding WorkStation's outlook opened.

        hope it helps since I had no need of doind so

        Marc Robichaud
        Senior Tech
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        The client software will still look to server.domain.mydomain.com for the exchange server. If you've moved Exchange to a new server it won't know that its been moved unless you tell it.
        Andrew

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        • #5
          Thank you for all your input. 1st of all, to Solinfo, you have to pause the Mailbox Store Service while moving mailbox, so the user would not be able to access to his mailbox while you are moving mailboxes.

          If this is the case, since I have about 700 mailboxes to be handled in live environment. How could I make use of GPO to allow the users' profiles to be updated when they log on to the server (the clients versions are mixed between 97/98, 2000, XP (2002) and 2003). Clients OS vary from Win98 to XP Professional. From the resources I got, I can make use of Policy Editor to apply template to the users (.adm). Is it possible to use this method to propogate the changes to all different versions of machines?

          May I know is it the only way to update the client profile. Someone once told me that after moving mailbox, the user profile will be automatically updated to point to the new server, I wonder how they do it?

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