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Changing an Exchange Server due to space problem

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We had one server with windows server 2003 standard edition, which served as DC, exchange 2003 server, DHCP and DNS server for our company. When the company started growing these features couldn't be supported due to space problem. Then I decided to move the Exchange server to the newly purchased server. It's a member server in the DC. I installed Exchange server 2003 in the new server and created a new mail server in the same storage group. Then I moved some of the mailboxes to the new server for a test. The mailboxes were moved successfully, but when I log on to one of the mailboxes from the client side it requested me to enter the password for the new server; I entered but the window pops up without letting me in. Then I went to the Microsoft outlook client software properties and changed the server name, but the problem still persists. Therefore, I moved back the mailboxes to the old server. Finally, I decided to create new accounts only in the new server that also gave me the same kind of headache. Now the server limit is beyond control and emails started to disappear in between; the exchange server gets disconnected when 90% of the users are logged in; when I restart the server the exchange server fails to connect unless I restart the server some 5-6 times (that takes some 15 minutes for each restart). Please help.

I also would like to give the total exchange server task to the knew server, making the old server totally free from it; How could I do that?

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