please help clarify - 2003 move to new hardware

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Stephen

Hi Folks,

I have a single DC w2k3 sp1 exchange 2003 sp2 server in my company that is
on it's last legs. I've been preping a new server also as a DC with w2k3 sp2
to move my entire exchange installation over. Now I've read a lot of things
about moving to new hardware, keeping same computer names and ip addresses,
installing the new exchange either as a new exchange domain or adding it to
the existing... all of which has only served to confuse me.

So far I've tried both installation types (currently with different computer
name and ip) and the the closest I've come to successfully moving a mailbox
to the new server was my personal mailbox but was not able to receive
anything from the outside world (routing issue between servers?)... and this
was with as a new exchange domain.

Can anyone shed some light or point me to definitive article to put this
issue to rest? I'm looking for the most efficient way to move everything
exchange from one server to a new server while minimizing user disruption.

TIA
 
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Ed Crowley [MVP]

http://www.exchangefaq.org/faq/Exchange-2000/Exchange-2000-Move-Server-Method-/sectionID/1024
Plus: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931
Ed Crowley MVP
"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
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"Stephen" <Stephen> wrote in message
news:D1FB074E-0B72-496F-BE1D-5D42F0EB00CC@microsoft.com...
> Hi Folks,
>
> I have a single DC w2k3 sp1 exchange 2003 sp2 server in my company that is
> on it's last legs. I've been preping a new server also as a DC with w2k3
> sp2
> to move my entire exchange installation over. Now I've read a lot of
> things
> about moving to new hardware, keeping same computer names and ip
> addresses,
> installing the new exchange either as a new exchange domain or adding it
> to
> the existing... all of which has only served to confuse me.
>
> So far I've tried both installation types (currently with different
> computer
> name and ip) and the the closest I've come to successfully moving a
> mailbox
> to the new server was my personal mailbox but was not able to receive
> anything from the outside world (routing issue between servers?)... and
> this
> was with as a new exchange domain.
>
> Can anyone shed some light or point me to definitive article to put this
> issue to rest? I'm looking for the most efficient way to move everything
> exchange from one server to a new server while minimizing user disruption.
>
> TIA


 
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Stephen

Thanks. I've looked them over and I do see the first thing I did wrong was
to install the new exchange server as a new exchange org. So I uninstalled
it and all related sp's and updates, reinstalled clean as an additional
server with updates & sp's, and moved my mailbox over. My old mailbox
remaind on the old server until I tried to move it back at which point the
move failed but deleted the old one (expected result).

Now, I can send emails both internally and externally (gmail) but any replys
back to me are lost in space.

Any help is always greatly appreciated.

tia

"Ed Crowley [MVP]" wrote:

> http://www.exchangefaq.org/faq/Exchange-2000/Exchange-2000-Move-Server-Method-/sectionID/1024
> Plus: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931
> > Ed Crowley MVP
> "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
> ..
>
> "Stephen" <Stephen> wrote in message
> news:D1FB074E-0B72-496F-BE1D-5D42F0EB00CC@microsoft.com...
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I have a single DC w2k3 sp1 exchange 2003 sp2 server in my company that is
> > on it's last legs. I've been preping a new server also as a DC with w2k3
> > sp2
> > to move my entire exchange installation over. Now I've read a lot of
> > things
> > about moving to new hardware, keeping same computer names and ip
> > addresses,
> > installing the new exchange either as a new exchange domain or adding it
> > to
> > the existing... all of which has only served to confuse me.
> >
> > So far I've tried both installation types (currently with different
> > computer
> > name and ip) and the the closest I've come to successfully moving a
> > mailbox
> > to the new server was my personal mailbox but was not able to receive
> > anything from the outside world (routing issue between servers?)... and
> > this
> > was with as a new exchange domain.
> >
> > Can anyone shed some light or point me to definitive article to put this
> > issue to rest? I'm looking for the most efficient way to move everything
> > exchange from one server to a new server while minimizing user disruption.
> >
> > TIA

>
>

 
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