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Move Mailbox improvements in Exchange 2003
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This article describes how to take advantage of the improvements in the Move Mailbox tool in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003.
What's new in the Move Mailbox toolThe new or improved functionality of the Move Mailbox tool in Exchange 2003 includes:
Move Mailbox Q & AQ1: If the Move Mailbox tool is multithreaded, how many threads can it create at the same time? How many mailboxes can the Mailbox Move tool move at the same time?
A1: By default, the Move Mailbox tool creates four threads. Four mailboxes can be moved at the same time.
Q2: Can the Move Mailbox tool move mailboxes between earlier versions of Exchange, or can it only move mailboxes to or from Exchange 2003?
A2: The Move Mailbox tool can move mailboxes from Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 (Exchange Server) to Exchange Server 2003, from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange 2000 Server, and from Exchange 2000 Server to Exchange 2000 Server. However, the new Mailbox Move functionality is only available in Exchange 2003. Therefore, you must initiate the mailbox move from the Exchange 2003 computer.
Note You can also initiate the mailbox move from a computer that has the Exchange 2003 Exchange System Manager installed.
Q3: Can a mailbox move operation still be done from Exchange Tasks in Active Directory Users and Computers ?
A3: Yes, as long as Exchange 2003 Exchange System Manager is installed on the computer where the mailbox move is initiated.
Q4: Can multiple instances of the Move Mailbox task be run at the same time?
A4: Each instance of the Move Mailbox task can run four threads. Depending on your server hardware and load, you may be able to run multiple instances of the Move Mailbox task at the same time. Microsoft recommends that you test this capability on a server-by-server basis.
How to use the Move Mailbox toolThis section provides an example of how to use the new functionality of the Move Mailbox tool.
Additional resourcesFor the latest information about Exchange 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/default.aspxMore information about the Move Mailbox tool is also available in Exchange Server 2003 Help.