Move Mailboxes from Exchange 2010 Servers to Exchange 2007 Servers

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Moving mailboxes from Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to Exchange Server 2007? Consider the following:

  • The move process is performed offline, and end-users won't be able to access their mailboxes during the move.
  • You can't move mailboxes to or from servers running Exchange 2007 Service PackĀ 1 (SP1) or earlier. The target database must be on a server running Exchange 2007 SP2 or later.
  • Perform the move from an Exchange 2010 server by using the move request cmdlets in the Exchange Management Shell. You can't use the Move-Mailbox cmdlets in Exchange 2007 to move the mailboxes.
  • If the mailbox that you're moving has an archive mailbox associated with it, you must disable the archive before moving the mailbox.

For detailed instructions about how to move mailboxes, see Managing Move Requests.

To learn more about moving mailboxes, see Understanding Move Requests.