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Upgrading Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003

This session covers topics relating to a successful Microsoft Exchange Server upgrade, which can result in improved scalability and reliability while increasing productivity. We will discuss deployment scenarios and related concepts as well as cover Exchange Server 2003 and its system and network infrastructure requirements. We will see Exchange Server deployment tools in action and cover the Active Directory Connector, focusing on how it works and why you need it to connect the Exchange Server 5.5 directory service to Active Directory directory service. We will then use the integrated tools to migrate resources from the server running Exchange Server 5.5, as well as cover the separate tools that are provided to migrate such Exchange Server resources as public folders and system folders. We will learn how Exchange Server tools make upgrading and migrating from previous versions easier, and discuss the new guidance, deployment, and verification tools that make the job easier and reduce both risk and the payback period. Exchange Server, in combination with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Office 2003, delivers excellent e-mail-based collaboration capabilities while decreasing ownership costs through more capable management tools and advanced support for site and server consolidation.

Session Agenda

  • Exchange migration concepts
  • Exchange 2003 requirements
  • Exchange 2003 deployment tools
  • Active Directory Connector
  • Moving Exchange resources
  • Moving Public Folder resources

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Demo: Exchange 2003 Requirements

This demonstration reviews the Exchange structure of Contoso, a company that will upgrade from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003 by the end of this session.
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Demo: Exchange Deployment Tools

In this demonstration, we will use the Exchange Server Deployment Tools to prepare the network for the rollout of the first Exchange Server 2003 installation into an existing Exchange 5.5 organization.
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Demo: Directory Synchronization

In this demonstration, we will start the migration of user accounts from the Windows Server NT domain to the Active Directory, create connection agreements between the domains to provide a replication path, verify replication, and start the installation of the first Exchange Server 2003 server in the existing Exchange organization.
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Demo: Moving Exchange Resources

In this demonstration, we will complete the Exchange Server 2003 installation and perform the migration tasks required to move resources from the Exchange 5.5 server to the Exchange Server 2003 server.
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Demo: Cleaning Up Exchange Organization

In the demonstration, we will complete the Exchange migration by removing the last Exchange 5.5 server from the organization and raise the Exchange organization's functional level from mixed mode to native mode.
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Microsoft Press Books

  • Secure Messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: Learn how to help protect your messaging infrastructure from attack with this Administrator's guide to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 security features and tactics. Written by an Exchange Server expert with insight from the Exchange Server 2003 development team, this guide details new system features and delves into client-server, server-Internet, and server-client security options all in a single, comprehensive volume. Topics include physical and operational security; threat assessment and modeling; deployment considerations; SMTP relaying; content control/filtering; virus protection; spam. The book also delves into security features for Internet communications and clients, including Microsoft Office Outlook , Outlook Web Access, IMAP, and POP as well as dealing with intrusion detection/monitoring; backup and recovery; and security auditing. Whether you’re a system administrator, a security architect, or a messaging designer currently working with Exchange Server 2003, evaluating it, or planning a migration, get the security-focused guidance you need to implement the right solutions for your organization.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant

    Summary: This pocket-sized reference provides fast solutions for administering Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 on the go. It features concise tables, listings, and step-by-step instructions for concise, accurate answers on the spot.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Administrator's Companion

    Summary: This comprehensive daily-operations guide provides hands-on information to help you install, configure, and manage Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.

  • MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-284): Implementing and Managing Microsoft. Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: This training kit provides in-depth preparation for Exam 70-284, an elective for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 MCSA/MCSE certification. The kit includes a 300-question test bank, full review, case studies, and troubleshooting labs

Third Party Books

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Unleashed

    Summary: This comprehensive reference targeted at intermediate to advanced users, covers planning, migration, security, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting. Written by Rand Morimoto, a leading Microsoft server expert, this book is based on his experience implementing Exchange Server 2003 in heavy-use corporate environments since its earliest release.

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: This book covers implementation, migration, and management issues for Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 and describes best practices of one of the largest Exchange consulting groups outside Microsoft. This revised edition features updates on such issues as performance and clustering.

  • Monitoring and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

    Summary: This resource book targeted at Exchange administrators and designers, focuses on the efficient day-to-day monitoring, management, and fine-tuning of dozens of system specifications and components to ensure optimum traffic flow. Based on the author's 20 years of messaging system experience and the collective experience of HP, the leading implementer of Exchange Server systems, this book provides proven and innovative techniques, tools, and procedures for managing and optimizing systems of all sizes and types built on Exchange Server 2003.

Training and Certification

  • Course 2009: Upgrading Your Skills from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Three days; Instructor-led

    Summary: This three day, instructor-led course provides students with the new knowledge and skills necessary to update and support a more reliable, secure messaging infrastructure using Exchange Server 2003 in a medium to large (250 to 5,000 seats) environment. This course places each concept in context of the knowledge the students have already gained through their work with Exchange Server 5.5. It provides a significant amount of hands-on labs, practices, and assessments that allow students to become proficient in the skills needed to update and support Exchange Server 2003.

  • Course 2400: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003: Five days; Instructor-led

    Summary: This five day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to implement and manage a more reliable, secure messaging infrastructure using Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 in a medium to large (250 to 5,000 seats) environment. This course offers a significant amount of hands-on practices, discussions, and assessments that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to implement and manage Exchange Server 2003.

  • Course 2008: Designing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Organization:Two days Instructor-led

    Summary: This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design and plan an Exchange Server 2003 organization in an enterprise network. The course includes a plan for upgrading from previous versions of Exchange.