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Move Exchange Server mailboxes and settings for Windows SBS 2008 migration

Updated: March 3, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

noteNote
If Exchange Server is installed on the Source Server, this is a required task.

These instructions are for migrating from Windows SBS 2003. If you are migrating from Windows SBS 2008, see the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144389).

Before you migrate Exchange Server mailboxes and settings to the Destination Server, you should clean up the Exchange Server database and verify its integrity by doing the following:

  • Ask each user to do the following:

    • Delete unneeded mail from their mailbox, including mail in the Deleted Items and Sent Items folders.

    • Archive older mail to a .pst file, if appropriate. For more information about creating a .pst file, see Outlook Help on the client computer.

    • Review and delete unneeded personal documents from the user’s folders, the Company Shared folder, and other shared folders on the server.

  • Back up the database. For information about backing up an Exchange Server 2003 database, see "Overview of Exchange Server Backup Methods" at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98934).

  • Use the Exchange Server Database Utilities to help you determine the status of the Exchange Server 2003 database. For more information, see the "Exchange Server Database Utility Guide" at the Microsoft Web site(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=98935).

If you are migrating from Windows SBS 2003 to Windows SBS 2008 with Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server (FSE) enabled, FSE starts scanning mailboxes on the Destination Server immediately after the installation finishes. If FSE detects a virus, it is removed automatically. FSE also blocks file types that have the potential to cause business impact. File types that are filtered are listed in the following table.

Transport Scan Job Filter

File extension Type of file   File extension Type of file

*.ace

Archive

*.lib

Program library Common Object File Format

*.ade

Microsoft Access project extension

*.lnk

Shortcut

*.adp

Microsoft Access project

*.mdb

Access database

*.adt

ACT! document template

*.mde

MDE database

*.app

Executable application

*.mht

Archived Web page

*.asp

Active Server Page

*.msc

Microsoft Common Console document

*.arj

Archive

*.msi

Microsoft Windows Installer package

*.asd

Word files that always have macros

*.mso

Math script object

*.bas

Microsoft Visual Basic class module

*.msp

Microsoft Windows Installer patch

*.bat

Batch

*.mst

Microsoft Visual Test source

*.bin

Binary

*.obj

Relocatable object code

*.btm

Batch to memory batch

*.ocx

Object that links and embeds a control executable

*.cbt

Computer-based training

*.ov?

OrgViewer

*.ceo

Virus

*.pcd

Photo CD image, Microsoft Visual compiled script

*.chm

Compiled HTML Help

*.pgm

CGI program

*.cmd

Microsoft Windows NT command script

*.pif

Shortcut to MS-DOS program

*.cla

Java class

*.prc

Palm Pilot resource

*.class

Java class

*.rar

Archive

*.com

Microsoft MS-DOS program

*.reg

Registration entries

*.cpl

Control Panel extension

*.scr

Screen saver

*.crt

Security certificate

*.sct

Windows Script Component

*.csc

Corel script

*.shb

Shortcut into a document

*.css

Cascading style sheet

*.shs

Shell Scrap object

*.dll

DLL

*.smm

Ami Pro macro

*.drv

Driver

*.swf

Macromedia

*.exe

Program

*.sys

System device driver

*.email

Outlook Express e-mail message

*.tar

Archive

*.fon

Font

*.url

Internet shortcut

*.hlp

Help

*.vb

VBScript

*.hta

HTML program

*.vbe

VBScript encoded script

*.inf

Setup information

*.vbs

VBScript

*.ins

Internet Naming Service

*.vxd

Virtual device driver

*.isp

Internet communication settings

*.wsc

Windows script component

*.je

JScript

*.wsf

Windows Script

*.js

JScript

*.wsh

Windows Script host settings

*.jse

Jscript encoded script

*}

CLSID filter

To migrate Exchange Server mailboxes and public folders

  1. On the Migration Wizard Home page, click Migrate Exchange mailboxes and settings, and then click Next.

  2. Do each of the following, using the instructions listed:

    1. Remove Internet connectors for Windows SBS 2008 migration from the Source Server.

    2. Move POP3 connectors for Windows SBS 2008 migration (optional) from the Source Server.

    3. Move Exchange Server public folders for Windows SBS 2008 migration from the Source Server to the Destination Server.

    4. Move Exchange Offline Address Book for Windows SBS 2008 migration from the Source Server to the Destination Server

    5. Move Exchange Server mailboxes for Windows SBS 2008 migration from the Source Server to the Destination Server

    6. Enable circular logging on storage groups for Windows SBS 2008 migration on the Destination Server (optional).

  3. When you finish migrating the mailboxes and public folders, return to the Migration Wizard, click Task Complete on the Migrate Exchange mailboxes and settings page, and then click Next.

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