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I recently installed Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 into an existing Exchange Site (Exchange 2000).

The Exchange 2000 was installed on a Domain controler (don't ask) but the Ex2K3 is installed as a Member Server.

I changed the IP address of the 2000 from 172.16.128.2 to 172.16.128.5.  Then I changed the Ex2K3 IP to 172.16.128.2.  This way I don't have to change the router settings. Performed ipconfig /registerdns on both machines and made sure a MX record was located in DNS.

I moved the users mailboxes over to the 2K3 and migrated the Public Folders.  Everything works great....EXCEPT When I shutdown the old Exchange 2000 server just to test for functionality.  Then I can't send mail outbound.  Everything else works inbound and internally (both sending and receiving).

I went into the 2K3 server queue and notice the email that I have sent is just sitting there?  It is inside the Default SMTP Virtual Server.  I will be removing the Exch2K server eventually.

Just to check I started up the 2000 server and then forced a connection of the Queue.  The message were sent.  So it is still using the Old Exch2000 for relay.  How I can make the new Exch2003 be the primary and only server?
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by:MatthewPrieto
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I FIGURED IT OUT!!!  I hope this helps others.

Enough playing with things really helps Expecially when you are here on the weekend and there isn't anybody needing email.

Here is what I did.

I made sure that both Exchange servers were up and running (Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003).  They were both in the same site.

I navitgated to First Administrative Group > Connectors.  When to the Properties of the SMTP Connector.  The first thing you see is that the only server that is configured as a Bridgehead server is the OLD Exchange Server.  I added the Exchange 2003 to the list.  Then sent an email.  It worked (It should work, they are both up).

Then I removed the OLD Exchange 2000 server from the list.  Sent an email......It worked.

I then shutdown the OLD Exchange 2000 Server.  Then I sent another email....AGAIN IT WORKED!!!!

I'm happy...and I'm going home. :)

TRICK: I used MSN Messenger 6.1 with the New Mail Notification Alert to let me know when I received new email.  That way I'm sure that when I send an email from my local Outlook Account to my hotmail account that it was recevied.
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amp072397 earned 0 total points
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Hi, Matthew:

I moved your question out of the Community Support topic area and into the Exchange server area, where it belongs.

I will PAQ this question (save it in our database as a Previously Asked Question) in hopes that someone may find your solution and benefit from it.

Thanks!
amp
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