Steps to Move Microsoft Exchange Upgradation

Exchange mailbox migration becomes significant and certain to manage growing mailbox storage needs of an organization. Microsoft Exchange Server connects all user mailboxes of an organization with a domain. However, every MS Exchange Server version has its own mailbox storage capacity and therefore becomes unstable or slow after crossing the permissible limit. Microsoft has been continuously expanding email storage capacity of MS Exchange Server in the updated version. Putting Exchange mailboxes of an old Exchange Server on the upgraded Exchange version is best option for organizations to get additional storage space and ensure email security compliance.

Suppose, if your organization is using MS Exchange Server 2007 for email communication. By migrating Exchange mailboxes into higher version such as Exchange Server 2013, you can easily accommodate new users plus protect your crucial business emails from hackers and intruders.

But following conditions must be fulfilled before you can move Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes into Exchange Server 2013:

  • Both Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2013 must be part of your network
  • You must possess administrative role on both source and target servers
  • You must have access rights of local administrative group of the target server
  • Both source and destination Exchange Servers are listed in the Active Directory list
  • Both source and destination Exchange Servers are running in online mode

Exchange Migration allows for safer, easier, and hassle-free intra and cross-domain migrations between Exchange Servers. What’s more, it is finally possible to move your users’ mailboxes directly from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013 or 2010, without upgrading your existing installation.