Originally Posted by JSylvia007
My entire environment is virtual. I suppose i could clone the machine, bring it up segregated from the rest of the environment, and upgrade to 2k8 and see if any issues arise.
By cutting over that means i have to change the server name... by changing the server name that means i have to go to each workstation and user and update their server settings in outlook.
Load up the new server with 2008.
Install Exchange in the same organization as the existing one.
Set up public folder replication.
Move the mailboxes from one server to another.
give it a few days for the clients to adjust BY THEMSELVES.
power down to old server and see what happens.
Outlook will pickup the new location and reconfigure itself.