Hello, Scenario: we are planning to upgrade our existing NT domain w/ Exch 5.5 to a Win2000 domain. We have no plans to upgrade to Exch2000 at this time. The plan is to upgrade the NT domain to 2000, then to use the ADC to connect the 5.5 directory w/ Active Directory.
The MS white paper about upgrading from 5.5 to 2000 http://www.microsoft.com/Exchange/techinfo/deployment/2000/InPlace_Up.asp states: ----------------------- Ensure That At Least One Domain in the Forest Is in Native Mode At least one of your Active Directory domains must be in native mode. This requirement allows Exchange 5.5 distribution lists to be mapped to universal distribution groups and universal security groups in Active Directory. You will configure the Active Directory Connector (ADC) to replicate distribution list objects into this native mode domain. The ADC is hard-coded to create universal distribution groups, but the Exchange Store.exe process can and will convert these to universal security groups on an as-needed basis. Universal security groups can only exist in native mode domains. If these objects exist in a mixed mode domain, the conversion will fail, an error will be logged, and your public folder permissions will fail. ------------------------ Now, this paper is actually talking about later upgrading to Exchange 2000, which I'm not doing. So my question is, if I'm using the ADC with 5.5, and my only Win2000 domain is in MIXED mode, will I still break, and if so, how badly? If it's only the PF permissions using DL's that are the problem, I'm not too worried, because it's a small company and there aren't too many PF's. I should be able to fix the permissions manually by re-assigning them using global groups, right? Or does 5.5 through the ADC use ONLY universal groups for PF permissions? Thanks for any help, Mike _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]