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What is the best way to add a new exchange server and remove the old one?

Posted on 2007-04-11
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What is the best method to adding a new exchange server into the current enviornment and removing the existing exchange server?

here is a little backgound info...

there was an exchange 5.5 server a while back. then, they put in an exchange 2k3 server, but not properly removing the 5.5 server. so now in the system manager, there are 2 servers, the old 5.5 server is greyed out. when i put in the new server i would like to get rid of the old 5.5 server from appearing. i noticed on the old 5.5 server, which is now being used as the intranet server, still has exchange installled.

any help would be appreciated.

Jason
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You need to get rid of the Exchange 5.5 server first and all traces of the Exchange 5.5 servers.
This kb article should provide a good start.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822450

Once you have done that, if you want to introduce another Exchange 2003 server then simply swing it. http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp

Simon.
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