Q. We're trying desperately to migrate from GroupWise 7.x to Exchange Server 2003 but have had no luck using the Microsoft tools and connectors. We think our only option is to set up an Exchange gateway/relay and have it send to GroupWise and an existing Exchange 2003 server, but we aren't sure of the steps we need to perform. Can you shed some light on how to do this?
A. I found some information about GroupWise to Exchange migration on our Web site and also TechNet, although I'm not sure it's exactly what you're looking for. See the following articles:
- "Troubleshooter: Migrating from Novell GroupWise 6.0 to Exchange 2003"
- "Migrations Unplugged?"
- "Tooling Up for Exchange Migration"
- "Migrating from Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server 2003"
Have you considered using a third-party tool to accomplish the migration? For more information about one such product, Quest Software's GroupWise Migrator for Exchange, see "Easily Migrate from GroupWise to Exchange" in the article "What's Hot," September 2005. You can download a free trial of GroupWise Migrator for Exchange. Pricing depends on how many mailboxes you will migrate.