- Pre-Migration Operational Evaluations
- Exchange Migration Roadma
- Prerequisites and Precautions
- Active Directory Connector Operation
- Forest and Domain Preparation
- ADC Installation
- Connection Agreement Properties
- Initial Exchange 2003 Server Installation
- Connection Agreement Testing
- Site Replication Service Configuration
- Completing the Migration
- Shift to Exchange Native Mode
- Looking Forward
No doubt about it, this chapter contains the hardest work you'll probably ever do as an Exchange administrator. Completing the migration to Exchange 2003 makes you feel like you're soaring at 30,000 feet with nothing around you but blue sky, blue horizons, and, if you're an X-Files fan, a blue space alien who wants to take snapshots of your eyeballs. If it makes you feel any better, the steps you followed in this chapter are much simpler than an upgrade from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000.
Still, you have earned the right to relax a while, but don't rest on your laurels quite yet. You need to make sure that your system doesn't become a nest for viruses and spam, and you need to make sure you have a good backup process in place so you can soar up there above the clouds without worrying that a simple deleted mailbox item will send you plummeting back to Earth.