Caution This section contains content that, if misunderstood, could result in Exchange 5.5 migration problems. For this reason, this section is intended for experienced administrators only.
You can use Migration Wizard to migrate mailboxes from an Exchange 5.5 organization to a separate Exchange 2000 organization. This migration process provides you with the opportunity to design a new Exchange topology.
Note Exchange 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) does not support the two-step migration of Exchange 5.5.
The Exchange 5.5 migration approach assumes that Exchange 5.5 is on an external domain—which is a domain that is not in the same forest as Exchange 2000. Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000 do not share permissions, directories, or public folders. Therefore, these items must be manually re-created after the migration process.
The Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000 migration is included as an additional migration path in Migration Wizard. Exchange 5.5 migration functionality allows you to:
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