Thursday, 3 July 2014

How to perform Exchange migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013

Exchange Server has diverse roles such as Client access, mailbox management, hub transport, unified messaging etc. Many a times, system admin needs to shift few files from one Exchange to another and in other times, everything must be migrated. Suppose, your company is shifting all employees from one Exchange server to another or there are more than one Exchange Server deployed on your organization, you might like to shift few data in that case.

While upgrading or shifting from one Exchange Server, there could be an instance when you might get lost in entire process. Moreover, one cannot directly upgrade existing Exchange Server 2003 to 2013. You must first shift from 2003 to 2007 or 2010 and then upgrade from 2007 or 2010 to 2013 respectively. 
When trying to perform the aforementioned conversion, one can use inbuilt tools. These tools require exquisite technical steps and efforts that cannot be efficiently implemented by not-so technical executive. Hence, Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager (LERM) is preferred with anyone dealing with exchange migration issues. Here are few steps that would help you in the process. For the starters, purchase complete licensed edition and install it on your system to begin the Exchange Process after trying the trial edition. 
On starting the tool, Dashboard prompts you to choose Source. 

Select the option ‘Live Exchange’ and manually provide details to connect to the server. You can also choose ‘Live Exchange using existing MS Outlook profile’ if MS Outlook is already installed on your system and is connected with Exchange Server. 

Provide Exchange Server and mailbox name. Select the type of mailbox with which you are looking to connect. You can choose to opt for single or multiple mailbox migration accordingly. You can connect all the mailboxes at once and transfer accordingly and click ‘Next’. 

During this process to establish the connection, the software will ask for the Administrators’ username and password. Enter the Domain name and the username for the destination when it asks and Click OK. LERM connects to the Exchange Server and starts the process. 
One can create single or multiple mailboxes when performing the migration on the destination. Here is how to do that:

Right click on the exchange server name in the destination list and select “Create Mailbox”

Enter domain, user name password and select the Exchange Server version

In order to create a new user, enter the name when it asks for after clicking on New user 

When you click on existing user lists, it displays all users added. 

Click on Next and Finish the process of creating new user and a mailbox. 
The following dialog box appears when the software has finished creating the user and mailbox.

Click on Finish and drag-drop anything you wish to migrate.

In order to migrate Exchange mailboxes just Drag and Drop mailbox from Source list to Destination list. Just as we performed Exchange 2003 migration to 2007/2010, you could perform further 2007/2010 migration into 2013. Hence, it is a two-step process. Blame it on the latest version’s trouble. 
Along with easy migration technique, the software effortlessly helps user to recover Exchange server completely, search emails across multiple sources and restore these items to Live Exchange mailboxes, restore OST files and forms reports for these. It is the simplest method to maintain recovery, perform migration and deal with brick level backups. 
Article Summary
It is not simple migrating mailboxes from one Exchange Server to another with inbuilt tools. You must take help from tools specifically designed to do the work for you. Trust Lepide Exchange Recovery Manager to migrate everything from one Exchange Server to another with ease and perfection. To know more about this tool, please visit at :

About the Author:
Author of this article is an experienced technical person who deals in Exchange server migration on a regular basis. He has studied all intricacies of the mailbox migration and analyzed this tool thoroughly.


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