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Seamless Migration to Front-End/Back-End Architecture f... - 3.Dec.2009 8:47:58 AM   
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Posted in the wrong forum, don't know how to delete the post.

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RE: Seamless Migration to Front-End/Back-End Architectu... - 3.Dec.2009 9:35:21 AM   
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I'm assuming when you say the existing server will be retired that you plan to retire the hardware.  This is very straightforward.

Build your new Back-end server and migrate all the mailboxes to it.
Build your new Front-end server.
Turn off all the Exchange services on the old server for a while to make sure everything is working correctly.
Remove the old server from the Exchange Organization

You shouldn't have to modify the clients, but after you migrate a mailbox, it will need to be launched so that it finds the new server.  Exchange/AD is smart enough to recognize a new mailbox location when Outlook is started.

What issues were you anticipating?

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RE: Seamless Migration to Front-End/Back-End Architectu... - 3.Dec.2009 9:46:55 AM   
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I was afraid that I'd have to reconfigure clients?  And actually, I made a different posting, as I discovered that my problem was much simpler than that.

It was just that the way I read the front-end/back-end architecture, that if I changed things around, if the users came in through a front-end server setup with load-balancing, I'd never have to reconfigure client connections in the future.

That is what I was thinking.

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