Starting an Inter-org Exchange migration.
Steps so far:
1.) Using ADMT to migrate
user accounts with SID history into target domain
2.) Using Exchange 2007 PowerShell script to migrate mailboxes from
source domain (Exchange 2003) to target domain mixed 2007/2003.
3.) Moving mailbox from CityA Exchange 2007 to CityB's
Exchange 2003 Exchange server using the mailbox move wizard.
4.) Changing users Outlook profiles (using kix script) to
point to new Exchange 2003 server in CityB.
So far so good.
The user account in the Source Domain
and Target domains have same username and password and SID history (which should be a good thing).
Problem is we need
the users in the Source Domain to still log in using their SourceUsername account in the morning.
Then start Outlook and
attach to their TargetUsername mailbox.
Now... since the usernames and passwords are the same it seems to just log
straight into Outlook without asking for credentials (Outlook 2003 and XP).
They can send/receive e-mail fine, but when
they want to connect to another Target Domain users Calendar they get the following error:
"The Calendar Folder could
not be found"
So, you're thinking replication of Free/Busy time issue right!
If I go into the Advanced
Mail options pages (in Outlook) and check the "Always prompt for username and password" check box (security tab) and log out
and back in.
Lo and behold it asks me for a username and passsword.
I enter in the TargetUsername account and
password and NOW.. everything works.
What I am thinking is that Outlook is somehow getting fooled and is using
the Source account and not the Target account when logging in to Outlook.
It's not erroring because the usernames and
passwords are the same.
The problems occur with the "Folder could not be found" because the Source domain account
doesn't have rights in the Target domain Exchange org.
With me so far?
NOW, what I want is for the
user only to have to enter in their TargetUsername credentials the first time they open Outlook.
Hoping for a check box
that says "Save my password" or something so the next time they log on they don't have to log in twice (Unless their profile
is deleted, in which case it would be expected anyway).
A couple of answers to questions I can see coming.
1.) Why move them back to Exchange 2003.
A: Because they don't have nay 64bit hardware yet. Plan is to migrate
them to Exchange 2007 when it arrives.
2.) Why don't you just grow a pair and migrate the whole user account and
mailbox and get them logging in to the Target domain.
A: I'm a big chicken! and its 5000 users, and they are big
Will tackle Exchange first then get onto troubleshooting domain migration issues later.
anyone come up with a better way to do a Inter Org Exchange migration, but keep the users initially logging on to their old