I am in the process of doing this using this method. Except mine
was 5.5 added to 4.0 site.. I am actually taking my time doing
it, and it hase been pretty painless, except for the occasional
large mailboxes. Although, I do fear the final removal steps
of the orginal server.
> Unless you want it to have the same name, add a new
> server to the site, and move the mailboxes over. Be sure
> to read up on how to remove the first server from a
> site after you do this, and are ready to remove Exchange
> from the PDC. The beauty of this is that you have to make
> no change to the clients as long as you leave the first
> server up long enough for everyone to log in (my experience
> has been that Outlook 97, at least, can't find the second
> server if the first was removed before they rehomed).
> Contrary to CW, the custom recipients will rehome to
> the new server if the first one is left up long enough.
> As for public folders, you have to rehome those, and must
> drill all the way down the structure. It is a pain if you
> have a lot of folders.
> This is just one method, though. It is possible an easier
> method exists.
> The DNS part is easy. Just change the name, IP address,
> CNAME, etc. of the old server to the new.
> > Hi everyone,
> > We currently have MS Exchange Server 5.5 SP2 running on an DEC-Alpha NT
> > Server 4.0. This server is also the PDC of our domain. We want to get
> > new Intel-based NT Server and make it our new Exchange Server.
> > What steps (installation, mailbox moving, reconfig DNS for new mail
> > name, etc.) do we need to follow in order to have Exchange Server
> > our new Intel-based NT Server instead of running it on our old
> > NT Server?
> > Please advice! Thanks.
> > Hieu Tran