Solved

Migrated to new Exchange 2000 server, now AD users don't automatically point to it in some cases....

Posted on 2006-07-24
6
204 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
Hello,

I had an old MS Exchange 2000 server (BEFP1) which was doing a lot of other tasks as well and was starting to fail.  So I bought and setup a new Exchange 200 server (BEFP2) to offload the mail to.  I got it all configured and working and migrated all the mail accounts to it using the AD users and Computers snapin, then Exchange Tasks -> Move Mailbox feature.  All worked fine.  The problem is that this morning when people got to work some called down and said they couldn't get into Outlook.  I saw that in the Mail icon within Control Panel that the profile was still pointing to BEFP1.  I changed it to BEFP2 and all was well.  However, I am a bit concerned about this.  How can I make sure that all accounts will automatically see this new server?  Some computers logged in and saw the new server automatically and had no idea we even had a new server, by the way.  Thanks in advance!

ED7
0
Comment
Question by:electricd7
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:NetoMeter Screencasts
ID: 17168969
Hi!
Did you compare the DNS settings of the clients for which repointing automatically worked to the DNS settings of the those for which it did not?

Dean
0
 

Author Comment

by:electricd7
ID: 17169589
Yes they are the same (both pulled from a DHCP server here).

0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:NetoMeter Screencasts
ID: 17169963
Is BEFP1 running when the clients which are not redirected try to log in?

Dean
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
ID: 17172013
Have you been through the correct procedure for removing the the original Exchange server?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=307917

If not, then you should.

Is the original server a domain controller?
Is the new server a domain controller?

(don't change based on those questions - the answer will depend on the next response).

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:electricd7
ID: 17172133
Neither is a domain controller.  I have not yet decomissioned the original server.  I will do that now.
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 17172319
You don't have to fully decommission the server. I would go through the article up to but EXCLUDING removing Exchange.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lotus Notes – formerly IBM Notes – is an email client application, while IBM Domino (earlier Lotus Domino) is an email server. The client possesses a set of features that are even more advanced as compared to that of Outlook. Likewise, IBM Domino is…
Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question