Which exchange 2003 server to use as bridghead

Hi,

Will be installing new exchange 2007 server into existing exchange
2003 org soon.  I've been reading that I need to specify an exchange
2003 server to act as bridghead between 2003-2007.  My company has 2
offices with exchange 2003 server in both.  Should I make the remote
office the bridgehead server since the local office is where I plan to
move mailboxes from exchange 2003 to 2007?

Thanks,
Marlon
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11/16/2009 10:52:59 PM
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On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:52:59 -0800 (PST), Marlon <mvelasco2@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Will be installing new exchange 2007 server into existing exchange
>2003 org soon.  I've been reading that I need to specify an exchange
>2003 server to act as bridghead between 2003-2007.  My company has 2
>offices with exchange 2003 server in both.  Should I make the remote
>office the bridgehead server since the local office is where I plan to
>move mailboxes from exchange 2003 to 2007?

When you're all done moving those mailboxes to Exchange 2007 you'll
have to move the connector to the Exchage 2003 server in the other
office.

Putting the bridgehead in the remote office makes sense -- for now.
That'll save a round-trip from the remote 2003 server to the other
server and back to the 2007 server in the remote office.

However, the remote and "other" server are already in different
routing groups, right? Why not have two intra-org connectors? When you
take down the remote 2003 server the existing 2003-to-2003 routing
group connector will disappear, as will the remote 2003-to-2007
intra-org connector, leaving just the remote 2007 to "other" 2003
intra-org connector.
---
Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
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Rich
11/17/2009 2:21:38 AM
Thanks for advice Rich - currently both exchange 2003 servers are in
same routing group.

Thanks,
Marlon

On Nov 16, 9:21=A0pm, "Rich Matheisen [MVP]"
<richn...@rmcons.com.NOSPAM.COM> wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:52:59 -0800 (PST), Marlon <mvelas...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Will be installing new exchange 2007 server into existing exchange
> >2003 org soon. =A0I've been reading that I need to specify an exchange
> >2003 server to act as bridghead between 2003-2007. =A0My company has 2
> >offices with exchange 2003 server in both. =A0Should I make the remote
> >office the bridgehead server since the local office is where I plan to
> >move mailboxes from exchange 2003 to 2007?
>
> When you're all done moving those mailboxes to Exchange 2007 you'll
> have to move the connector to the Exchage 2003 server in the other
> office.
>
> Putting the bridgehead in the remote office makes sense -- for now.
> That'll save a round-trip from the remote 2003 server to the other
> server and back to the 2007 server in the remote office.
>
> However, the remote and "other" server are already in different
> routing groups, right? Why not have two intra-org connectors? When you
> take down the remote 2003 server the existing 2003-to-2003 routing
> group connector will disappear, as will the remote 2003-to-2007
> intra-org connector, leaving just the remote 2007 to "other" 2003
> intra-org connector.
> ---
> Rich Matheisen
> MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

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Marlon
11/17/2009 5:13:16 AM
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