Chapter 6. Planning an Upgrade to Exchange Server 2007
It is true that the transition process itself is the same for an Exchange Server 2003 or an Exchange 2000 Server organization. But there are features from Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 that are not supported anymore in Exchange Server 2007. If you decide to transition to Exchange Server 2007, you will need to plan a solution for all features that do not exist anymore in Exchange Server 2007. In this chapter we will dig into all those features, and we will have a look at the best way to transition your Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 organization to Exchange Server 2007.
The main subjects in this chapter are as follows:
Exchange 2000 Server features not supported in Exchange Server 2007
Exchange Server 2003 features not supported in Exchange Server 2007
Features that are gone in Exchange Server 2007
De-emphasized features in Exchange Server 2007
Planning the upgrade process from Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003
Planning for Migration of Legacy Exchange Features
In this part of the chapter we will have a look at all features that were available in Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003, but are not supported anymore in Exchange Server 2007. We will also highlight the features that are de-emphasized in Exchange Server 2007.