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Exchange 2010 Pop Quiz: Remote Mailbox Move Request

Applies to the "Configuring Exchange Recipients and Public Folders" objective of Exam 70-662.

Q: Exchange 2010 offers the New Remote Move Request option for user's mailboxes which can be used for which of the following scenarios?

  1. Moving a user's mailbox from one forest to another
  2. Moving a user's mailbox from one domain to another
  3. Moving a user's mail from one site to another
  4. Moving a user's mailbox from Exchange server to another

Answer and explanation below.

Answer is A: The Remote Move Request is for moving a user's mailbox from one forest to another.

When connecting one Active Directory forest to another the Remote Move Request, found in the Action pane of the Exchange Management Console, can be used to move a mailbox which can also be used when integrating or migrating to Exchange Online (Office365).

Quick Tip: Learn more about Exchange Online here.

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Bonus Question: Which feature of Exchange 2010 allows users to have long-term mailbox data kept automatically in a separate mailbox? (Tweet your answer with #pop662b and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Monday, February 20.)

Answer to last week's bonus question: The new Exchange Control Panel can be used to access and administer mailbox settings using a web interface (http://mail.contoso.com/ecp).

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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Reader Comments:

Wed, Jun 27, 2012 Luis Bob USA

There are some third party applications available online which provide simple solution for moving mailboxes from one forest to another OR within same forest. One such globally used tool is Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange recovery. This tool allows the users to easily migrate from one platform to another. For the detail features, visit here: http://exchange.stellarservertools.com

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