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

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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!

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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?

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Yes they are the same (both pulled from a DHCP server here).

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Is BEFP1 running when the clients which are not redirected try to log in?

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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.
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Neither is a domain controller.  I have not yet decomissioned the original server.  I will do that now.
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You don't have to fully decommission the server. I would go through the article up to but EXCLUDING removing Exchange.

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