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XFOR: cc:Mail DB8 Migration Creates Randomized Password

Article ID: 169536

Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006


  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q169536


When you use the Exchange Migration Wizard to migrate cc:Mail users to Exchange Server, the Exchange Migration Wizard sets the users old cc:Mail postoffice passwords to random strings and stores them in the password list. The password list will show the current passwords.


The Exchange Migration Wizard selects the randomized passwords by design. This is to prevent users from continuing to use their old cc:Mail accounts. It is unlikely that users will ever need their cc:Mail accounts again.

In the event of some sort of migration failure, along with a failure in the original backup of the cc:Mail postoffice, the password list will serve as the key to getting back into the mailboxes. If users need their old cc:Mail accounts, an administrator can look up the cc:Mail passwords in the password list.

Additional query words: ccmail migration db8 random characters migration

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