I just added another server into my Exchange site. I would like to move all my users away from the old Exchange server into this new one. Will there be any problem for Unity/Expression? I am currently running Expression 2.0 build 22.214.171.124.<br><br><br><br>Systems Engineer
If you leave Unity running and you move users between Exchange servers, you'll have problems. We're logged into everyone's mailbox to monitor changes for MWI and notification events in a similiar fashion to an Outlook client being logged in. The move server funtion in Exchange doesn't deal with this very well and you can end up with two mailboxes and a rather nasty "limbo" state that requires reboots of the home and target Exchange servers to clear.
If you're moving a bunch of users between Exchange servers, it's best to shut down Expressions/Unity, then move the users, then bring us back up. Since we ask the directory to get us a handle to their mailbox, we'll shift over to their new home server on the fly.
If you're only moving one or two users and taking the system off line is not an option, you can individually log mail users out using DOHPropTest, but you'll need a tech support person to help you out since it's password protected with a rolling password based on the date, time, the average height of the DOH development team and some other super secret stuff. In 2.4.5 you can get into DOHPropTest in read only mode without a password and do this yourself.
We are planning to retire the old Exchange server. Will Expression cause any problem after the move to the new server with the old server off-line? I overheard that Expression has some type of a "hard coded" value in it that points to one Exchange Server.
Also, how does the Expression's Version correslates with Unity's version? We have 2.0 build 126.96.36.199.
I'm not sure where you heard that, but Unity has no hard coded pointer to any Exchange server other than the one installed on our server. You can add, change, remove Exchange servers in the site and we don't care. As long as when you move users between servers you have either shut down Unity or logged those users out, you should be OK.
I don't have a handy table that maps the builds of Unity to Xpressions at my disposal here, unfortunately. They do their own builds and their own setup etc... you'd probably need to contact them to get an accurate map. I THINK 2.0 maps to Unity 2.4.0, but don't take that to the bank.
I also have a situation that I need to move all my users from the old Exchange server to a new Exchange Server. After that, the old Exchange Server will be taken offline and removed from the network. I am running Unity 2.3 and the Exchange Server that I am going to removed is the one that I joined when I installed Exchange on the Unity Server. Do I just follow the procedures that you mentioned in previous message - Shut down the Unity, move all the users from old Exchange Server to New Exchnage Server, then restart Unity and take the old Exchange Server Offline? Will there be any effects on the Call Handlers created in the Unity? Are those call handlers settings stored in the Exchange Server or the Unity Server? Please advise.
Yes, that procedure will work for you. All the call handler information is stored in the directory itself so moving users wont have any impact on that. As long as you take Unity off line first and bring it up after you've completed the moves, you'll be in good shape.
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