Migration from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000 was a bit of a headache for those who tried it, especially using the early versions of ADC, the component used to synchronize Exchange 5.5 and Active Directory. Microsoft will soon release Exchange 2003, which is not a great leap in design as Exchange 2000 but basically, the same product with some additional capabilities, improved web interface and Windows 2003 operating system support. The Exchange 2003 ADC has evolved to make basic migration scenarios more easy using automated and wizard based mechanisms. Let's look at some of the changes.
Deployment & Migration
Lotus Notes/Domino (or simply “Notes”) and Microsoft Exchange migrations have traditionally been painful processes. In nearly every migration, there is an amount of time where running both systems is required, especially in large scale deployments. In many cases, both systems remain indefinitely in the environment.
In this article we shall look at how you can bring public newsgroups into your Exchange organization.
Have you ever wished that you could install Exchange 2000 Server your way? Do you wish that you could have all of your Administrative Groups and Routing Groups not only planned out on paper but configured and laid out in your domain or forest before actually installing the first Exchange 2000 Server? Well…you can!
So, you've successfully deployed Active Directory and managed to synchronize it with Exchange 5.5 using the ADC. Everything is stable and working okay, so now you decide to install a brand new Exchange 2000 server and move the users to a brave new messaging world. You must be thinking, how do you move the users?
The old Exchange address book was not very powerful or complex but it did the job in most situations. A handy feature that existed in Exchange 5.5 was automatic creation of address lists. All you had to do was go to File a New Other a Address Book View, choose a mailbox attribute and almost immediately you would get address view for all your departments or whatever attributes you decided to sort users by.