Interoperating with and Migrating from Novell GroupWise Messaging Infrastructures to Exchange Server 2003


Topic Last Modified: 2006-07-28

The topics in this section describe how to deploy Microsoft® Exchange Server 2003 in a Novell GroupWise messaging environment and how to migrate from Novell GroupWise to an Exchange 2003 messaging environment using the tools that are included with Exchange Server 2003. Upon completion of these topics, you should have a basic understanding of how to integrate Exchange 2003 into a Novell GroupWise environment using Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise and Microsoft Exchange Calendar Connector, and how to use the Exchange Migration Wizard to migrate Novell GroupWise users and mailboxes to Exchange 2003.

For information about Microsoft support of Novell GroupWise coexistence with Exchange Server 2003, see Exchange support for Novell GroupWise version 6.x and 7.x.

Before you deploy Exchange 2003 in a Novell GroupWise environment, you must have a thorough understanding of basic Novell NetWare, Novell Directory Services (NDS), and Novell GroupWise concepts. You also must have a thorough understanding of Exchange 2003, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 deployment and administration concepts. If you are unfamiliar with concepts such as Novell GroupWise domains, post offices, the Active Directory® directory service and Exchange connectors, you must familiarize yourself with these concepts before deploying Exchange 2003. For more information, see the section "For More Information" in Introduction to the Exchange 2003 Interoperability and Migration Guide.

The following topics correspond to the order of steps in a multiphase migration from Novell GroupWise to Exchange 2003:

  1. Understanding Interoperability Between Exchange Server 2003 and Novell GroupWise

  2. Implementing Exchange Server 2003 to Novell GroupWise Connectivity

  3. Configuring Directory Synchronization between Novell GroupWise and Exchange Server 2003

  4. Implementing Calendar Connectivity between Novell GroupWise and Exchange Server 2003

  5. Migrating from Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server 2003

If you plan to migrate from Novell GroupWise to Exchange 2003 in a single step, you can go directly to the section "Migrating from Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server 2003."

These topics discuss Connector for Novell GroupWise, Calendar Connector, and Exchange Migration Wizard configuration tasks at a conceptual level. For detailed instructions that outline how to configure Novell GroupWise and Exchange 2003 for messaging interoperability and migration, see How to Migrate from a Novell GroupWise Messaging Infrastructure to Exchange 2003.