Moving Exchange to new hardware keeping the same exchange server name
Posted on 2006-07-02
We had an SBS 2003 box which had underlying issues. This has now been flattend and full Windows Server 2003 SP1 R2 with Exchange 2003 SP2 installed. We originally Exmerged the mailboxes to a new Windows Server 2003 SP1 R2 with Exchange 2003 SP2 and have spent some time reconfiguring shares, public folders etc. This is all working fine now. This new Server is also acting as the Domain Controller.
So we currently have a Windows Server 2003 SP1 R2 with Exchange 2003 SP2 on the same box.
This original server is now to be put back online with the same configuration.
Making the original Server the DC again is not a problem. We have tested this and successfully completed this task several times. However, I would appreciate advice on how to migrate exchange 2003 SP2 without loosing shared calanders and public folders infomation with the minimum of downtime.
So we are looking to migrate Exchange 2003 on one server to Exchange 2003 on another server. I have looked at several articals but with no success.
PS. I am by no means an expert on Exchange.
Thank you all in advance.