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    Exchange 2007

    Upgrading my Ex 2003 server this holidays whilst everyones away marking.

    Migrated all mailboxes today but I messed up as GFI was still running and it didn't delete the mailboxes on the old server.

    Thennnnnnn my raid has failed so I've had to leave the it rebuilding a failed drive.

    And I haven't even installed 2007 yet

    Don't ya just love IT.

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Just what you need

    How become you are upgrading?

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    For the new features of OWA mainly.

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Don't ya just love Microsoft? :P

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    new features ??? pray tell

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    OWA in exchange 2007 is very similar to outlook 2007, its hard to tell the difference except the speed obviously.

    Main draw for me is the ability to browse the users documents from within OWA using its security.

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    You can also view the entire address book in OWA2007 from the word go rather than having to search like you did in 2003 which fine is good for mobile PDA viewing so you don't have to load up 1000000 users, but local OWA use, which is what I use it for really its a PITA selecting your little monsters for teaching, I do actually feel a bit sorry for the teachers there, but hey ho So thats an Instant 2007 love that I have .

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Oh and it autorefreshes the OWA when new mail arrives.

    Managed to decommision the old server now, tommorow its installing 2003 x64

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Yup thats true, then again I did only just hack the MS VM demo unit to tadge onto my spare, pre-configured email setup (I keep a domain and IP setup ready for such email system evaluations) so didn't really test it that much just played with it really, but there are a good few many new bits to it.

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Our exchange 2007 upgrade is on the cards for Easter or Summer (undecided yet!) mainly to take advantage of the extra features in OWA too. Seems like a lot of people are liking the new interface, particularly the file access feature!

    Mike.

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Yeah, must admit thats one of the things I like, the interface is very much now identical to Outlook 2007 so its on the To Do list as well

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Bit of advice in this upgrade.

    Remove GFI when you upgrade. I moved my mailboxes yesterday and came in this morning and my mailbox has around 100,000 emails from GFI mailsecurity which seems to be in a never ending loop.

    Think it messed up the mailbox move also as theres duplicate boxes, not too much of an issue as you just remove the exchnage attribute, purge the box on the old server and reconnect the correct box on the new server.

    Outlook still hasn't caught up with the GFI messages, I uninstalled it an hour ago and mail is still coming in, when I try and open it (they are coming through at about 10 a second) the times of the GFI messages are in the middle of the night.

    Only stumbling block up to now is a user who's mailbox is too big for the new server.... no fat jokes.

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    How big is too big?? We have lots of mailboxes which are several gigabytes, they're all SLT members so difficult to tell them to slim down a bit!

    Mike.

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    Re: Exchange 2007

    Couldn't tell, sure it says somewhere but she had lots of 2Mb funny vids in her mailbox.

    I had to use the Exchange Management Shell to move it with the -preservemailboxsizelimit command and it eventually moved successfully.

    Seems to be working now... woooooohooooo.

    Managed to get GFI working too.

    Just a few bits to sort out like OWA access externally and allowing home folder access automatically.

    Now to run a complete backup

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