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Installing EX2k3 on new server but keeping same Compute... - 12.Sep.2003 4:57:00 PM   
Rob12753

 

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Our mail server has finally gone under. It is running Win2000server with Exchange 2000. We have 2 DC's. The mail server is one of them. I want to pull down that server. Name a new server with the same name and join it back to the domain as a domain controller. I then want to put exchange 2k3 on it.. I am doing this, so on Monday everyone's outlook client will resolve the name of the mail server and connect to the new mailbox. Will I run into any problems??? I know I have to demote the old DC with EX2K.

Rob
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RE: Installing EX2k3 on new server but keeping same Com... - 12.Sep.2003 5:21:00 PM   
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Hello Rob12753,

Why not install the new Exchange 2003 server while the old Exchange 2000/DC still are running, then you can just move mailboxes between the 2 servers with the Move Mailboxes Wizard.

When all mailboxes, public folders etc. has been migrated to the new Exchange 2003, you can concentrate on removing the old one.

Regards

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RE: Installing EX2k3 on new server but keeping same Com... - 12.Sep.2003 5:38:00 PM   
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I thought about that, but my problem is name resolution. All the clients Outlook's are setup to find a server name. I now know I should have used IP address, but I am one of those Good at all great at nothing guys. I work alone and am responsible for just about everything under the sun. Too late to go around and re-poiunt everyones outlook.

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RE: Installing EX2k3 on new server but keeping same Com... - 12.Sep.2003 9:12:00 PM   
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Rob,

If you install the new server into the same org, the clients will automatically redirect the users profile after the mailbox is moved. Give it a week or so to make sure most of the clients have signed in at least once and then you can remove the old exchange server. This will leave you with just a few straglers to clean up.

Hope that helps.

chris

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RE: Installing EX2k3 on new server but keeping same Com... - 16.Sep.2003 4:48:00 PM   
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Is it possible to alter the DNS so that the old servername is repointed to the new one - this would then mean we wouldnt have to repoint our IIS ASP applications that send E-mail and other apps that talk direct to the mail server without the Outlook client.

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RE: Installing EX2k3 on new server but keeping same Com... - 17.Sep.2003 2:13:00 AM   
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I built a second server in VmWare, swung all the boxes over, gutted the orignal server, installed from scratch with the same DNS/netbios name and moved all of them back....worked great and there are whitepapers on teh subject.

Bob

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