How to Use Exchange Task Wizard to Move Mailboxes


Topic Last Modified: 2005-10-25

Exchange Task Wizard provides an improved method for moving mailboxes. This topic explains how to use the Exchange Task Wizard to move mailboxes.

For more information about the Exchange Task Wizard, see the section "Using Exchange Task Wizard to Move Mailboxes" in Migrating from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange Server 2003.

  1. On your Exchange 2003 computer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.

  2. In the console tree, expand Servers, expand the server from which you want to move mailboxes, expand the Storage Group from which you want to move mailboxes, expand the Mailbox Store you want, and then click Mailboxes.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the user or users you want, and then click Exchange Tasks. This starts the Exchange Task Wizard.

  4. In Exchange Task Wizard, on the Available Tasks page, click Move Mailbox, and then click Next.

  5. On the Move Mailbox page, to specify the new destination for the mailbox, in the Server list, select a server, and then in the Mailbox Store list, select a mailbox store. Click Next.

  6. Under If corrupted messages are found, click the option you want, and then click Next.

    If you click Skip corrupted items and create a failure report, these items are lost permanently when the mailbox is moved. To avoid data loss, back up the source database before moving mailboxes.
  7. On the Task Schedule page, in the Begin processing tasks at list, select the date and time for the move. If you want to cancel any unfinished moves at a specified time, in the Cancel tasks that are still running after list, select the date and time. Click Next to start the process.

  8. On the Completing the Exchange Task Wizard page, verify that the information is correct, and then click Finish.


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