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Moving Exchange 2003 to new hardware

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I have a Windows 2003 DC running Exchange 2003. I'm getting another Server (new) and would like to move Exchange 2003 to the new box. Is the process as simple as installing Exchange 2003 on the new box, moving mailboxes over and configuring the default recipient policy to the new server?

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by:ColinRoyds
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You are almost right
Install it in the same organization , migrate the mailboxes / public folders / routing master role and then follow the MS Kb about removing the first Exchange server in the org to get rid of the old exchange server
and that about it
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Just to follow up what Colin said -

Install the server into the existing Organization and Same Site. Since you only have 1 site, I don't believe it will give you an option but just in case.

I'd follow the order that Colin's link lists (KB 822931)

Replicate any/all Public Folders to your new Exchange 2003 server.
Rehome System Folders, Free+Busy, and OAB
Rehome the RUS
Designate the new Routing Group Master
Change over your SMTP connector if you have one configured.

When all replication has finished, then I would move the mailboxes and change over routing. If your MX record points to the old server then you'll need to modify it accordingly or change over your routing/firewall configs.

If you have the opportunity - I would consider using your old server as a DC and not run the new server as a Domain Controller/ Global Catalog ... for more informatin why - check out this link http://www.petri.co.il/problems_with_exchange_2003_installed_on_domain_controllers.htm.

After you are done migrating the mailboxes, I would turn the old Exchange server off for a few days before uninstalling. Make sure you get a good backup throughout your migration process and take it slow to make sure replication completes.


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