How does EM handle Distribution List migrations to an Exchange 2000 Windows 2000 mixed mode target? (NETIQKB1394)

  • 7701394
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 26-Nov-2007

Resolution

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How does EM handle Distribution List migrations to an Exchange 2000 Windows 2000 mixed mode target?

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Exchange Migrator 2.x

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When Migrating to Exchange 2000 in a Windows 2000 Mixed mode environment, EM creates Global Security Groups. Unlike Exchange 5.5, Exchange 2000 does not include its own directory service; instead, it relies on Active Directory to set permissions on Public Folders, etc. Since you cannot assign permissions to Distribution Groups, it is important for EM to create a Security Group. Global Groups are less flexible when it comes to nesting. Keep in mind that it is a Microsoft best practice to have the AD domain in native mode before deploying Exchange 2000.

When migrating into E2K/W2K domains that are already in native mode, EM creates Universal Security Groups for the DLs.

For more information on groups see Microsoft Technet article:

Q231273 Group Type and Scope Usage in Windows



Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB1394

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