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Migrating Exchange - OWA on new server before the first is decomisioned?

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I am migrating my Exchange to a new server for a hardware upgrade.  Both exist in AD now, I replicated the public folders, and I move my mailbox over to the new server.  Outlook works fine, however when I try to use OWA I get page not found wether I use xxx.newserverip/exchange, or xxx.oldserver/exchange.  Everyone I did not move yet of course can still access OWA the old way.

I am trying to figure out if my OWA is not working on the new server, or if, from what I read, you just actually cannot have OWA working on multiple severs unless you are running a Front End/Back End configuration, which I am not.  In this case I was hoping it would just start working after I migrated everyone, removed the first server from the site, and made the new server the first server.

In IIS on the new server, I see the Exchange web site, all permission look just like the first server. I did not do anything to configure it, because as far as I could remember, OWA just works after the install and no configuration was needed.  Is that where I am going wrong?

Thank for any help,

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