How to Migrate Mailboxes from Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server 2003


Topic Last Modified: 2006-07-28

This topic discusses how to migrate from Novell GroupWise 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003. The guidelines are recommended for most migrations, and consist of extracting data from the server running Novell GroupWise and immediately importing it into Exchange 2003. To migrate data from Novell GroupWise to Exchange 2003, the Exchange Migration Wizard requires access to the mailbox for each user who is to be migrated. Your users must grant full proxy access to their mailboxes using the Novell GroupWise client.

If you are running Novell GroupWise 6.x, see "How to configure the Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise 6."

To successfully complete the procedure in this topic, ensure that the server on which you run the Exchange Migration Wizard meets the following requirements:

  • The server is running Exchange Server 2003 with Exchange Service Pack 1.

  • If you have configured Connector for Novell GroupWise and directory synchronization, stop the Connector for Novell GroupWise service. This is necessary to prevent directory synchronization from propagating address list changes before you verify that the migration is successful.

  • You have installed and configured the Novell GroupWise client software. It is recommended that you install Novell GroupWise 5.2.5 on the migration server.

  • You have network connectivity to the Novell NetWare server running Novell GroupWise. It is recommended that you install Novell NetWare 4.8 on the migration server.

  • You have administrative permissions in Exchange 2003, Novell NetWare, and Novell GroupWise.