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Old 06-10-2008, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

We are migrating to a new Server 2003 domain with and going from Exchange 2000 Exchange 2003 on a new box. I know that BES has the ability to service multiple domains as long as they are part of the same 'Exchange Organization' in the same forest.

I am not Exchange savvy. What exactly constitutes as an Exchange Organization? We are planning a controlled migration by keeping two domains running for a couple months. In this process, everyone's email addresses will change (they decided to go with a new naming convention ). Everyone will have 2 different email addresses during this time. (1 old domain, 1 new domain)

So the whole process will(?) go:
1. DomainA email will host email for both domains by sharing the same SMTP space.
2. Then DomainB will host email for both domains as we switch users
3. Then we turn off DomainA when we're satisfied the new email names have spread.

So I will have two domains with two Exchange servers. Would those be two different Exchange Organizations?

If not, the only other way for users to have two email addresses is to set up contacts in both domains to redirect. Would this be better?

Looking for any advice!

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Open System Manager, expand your Admin group. Are all the exchange servers listed? From what you outlined I'm thinking just one domain is. If so you would need a BES for each domain.
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Thanks for the reply jletendre,

Ok, so with that setup they will be different organizations. So is there a generally accepted method to make BES work while migrating domains?

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I would have the "new" domain setup with a BES (you didn't say how many users) and as you move the mailboxes, restage them on the new BES and have them re-activate. This would assume you have two SRP or are using a temp one.
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Ok thanks, I like that idea. I have about 70 users. I believe we only have one SRP. Do I need another license for second SRP ID, or do I just create a new one and authenticate it to the domain?

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Ok thanks, I like that idea. I have about 70 users. I believe we only have one SRP. Do I need another license for second SRP ID, or do I just create a new one and authenticate it to the domain?

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If you need 2x BES running then you'll need 2x SPRID's.. Don't try and run both servers on the same SRP otherwise you'll be diconnected by RIM..
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Ok thanks, I like that idea. I have about 70 users. I believe we only have one SRP. Do I need another license for second SRP ID, or do I just create a new one and authenticate it to the domain?

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Noooooo!!! If you try to use the same SRP ID on the 2nd server, RIM will disable the SRP.

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Right, but do I have to actually buy a SRP ID license (if so about how much?), or can different ones just be created if I have the software? I've never set up BES before.

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It sounds like you don't have T-Support which provides you with temp SRP for upgrade / migrations. I believe the license with SRP is $4000.

I'd give sales a call and see what options you have.
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Yes, you need an SRP ID for each active BES you want in your environment.
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