Move mailboxes

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

To make it easier to manually update the Outlook profiles, ensure that all users open Outlook after their mailboxes are moved to the Destination Server, while both servers are running. If both servers are running, Outlook automatically updates the profiles to point to the Destination Server. Otherwise, you must update the profiles manually to point to the Destination Server.

To migrate Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes

  1. On the Destination Server, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and then click Exchange Management Console.

  2. Click Continue on the User Account Control dialog box.

  3. In the Exchange Management Console navigation pane, expand the Recipient Configuration node, and then click Mailbox.

  4. In the results pane, select all of the mailboxes that are listed and that are on the Source Server. You may need to scroll to the right until the Server field is displayed.

  5. Click Move Mailbox in the task pane. The Move Mailbox Wizard starts.

  6. In the Move Mailbox Wizard, provide the requested information, and then click Move.

    It is recommended that you click Skip the corrupted messages on the Move Options page of the wizard and that you set the maximum number of messages to skip. If mailboxes are skipped because the maximum number of corrupted messages is exceeded, you must delete those mailboxes before you uninstall Exchange Server 2007 from the Source Server later in the migration process, or you must run the Move Mailbox Wizard again.

  7. Verify that no more mailboxes on the Source Server are listed in the details pane of the Exchange Management Console, and then proceed to the next task to migrate Exchange Server mailboxes and settings.

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