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Developing the Migration Documentation
Migration documentation is typically created during the testing or prototype phase of the project. Migration documentation, comprised of a combination of procedures and checklists, provides a roadmap of the Exchange Server 2003 migration. The documents might need updating after the initial or pilot implementation to more accurately reflect the migration process.
Server Migration Procedures
Server migration tasks should be decided on during a design and planning process. Detailed procedures associated with those
Server migration procedures should be written in such a way so that even less-
The procedures covered can include, but are not limited to, the following:
Desktop Client Configuration Procedures
Desktop configurations might change during the migration to, the implementation of, or the configuration change of Exchange Server 2003. If the Outlook client is already in use, server configuration changes might affect only the Outlook profile. All changes and the change procedure should be documented to ensure that there is a uniform
The desktop configuration change process should be discussed in the design and planning phase.
Mail Migration Procedures
One of the most frequently identified messaging systems implementation goals is to migrate all the existing mail, contacts, mailing lists, calendar items, and more without losing any data. Developing complete and accurate messaging migration procedures during the testing phase helps migrate existing production messaging data and
The migration process, based on the amount of data that must be
The following is an example of an Exchange Server 2003 server build checklist:
Task: Initials Notes Verify BIOS and Firmware Revs Verify RAID Configuration Install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Configure Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Install Security Patches Install Support Tools Install System Recovery Console Add Server to Domain Install Antivirus Install Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Configure Exchange Install and Configure Backup Agent on Exchange Apply Rights For XX-Sysadmins Set up and Configure Smart UPS Sign off: Date:
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