A question I had was what do other schools do when they migrate emails from one system to another. In our case it will be single instance of exchange 2003 to exchange 2007 for our staff mailboxes.

I be interested to hear what stategy do schools use to move onto a new system.

Do schools do any of the following:

  • Move all mailboxes from one email server to another, so all users have all the emails like they did in the old system.
  • A Clean slate. New email server has no old emails. Archive all emails to an PST file which staff can access if they need to see an email from the previous system.
  • What I would prefer is whilst migrating only to be able to move 6-12 months worth of emails and archive the rest. Does Microsoft or third party offer any tools?

Any help on this would be most appreciated.