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Removing the first exchange server from the administrative group

I have recently moved our Exchange Server 2003 to a new server.  I am wanting to remove it off of the orignal server.  I have done this once before (we keep adding servers as we add new applications...Exchange typically gets the new server we have), but I am having trouble this time.  Everything on the new server installed just fine.  I think followed the M$ instructions

"How to remove the first Exchanger Server 2003 computer from the administrative group"

I have made all of my replications, and then gave everything 24 hours to populate.  I also moved all the mailboxes to the new server as well.  When I take the old exchange server offline, I can send and receive internal emails and can send external emails.  I cannot however receive email from the outside until I bring the old Exchange server back online.  

I am not exactly sure what to do.  Can someone please help?
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ATIGCommented:
what ip does you MX point to? sounds like the old server?
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r270baAuthor Commented:
How do I check that?  You are probably right.
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ATIGCommented:
open command prompt
nslookup <enter>
set type=mx <enter>
yourdomainname <enter>

this should show what is points too... if you tell me your domain name I can lookup what it points to as well
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r270baAuthor Commented:
tsppumps.com is the domain name

Here is my nslookup

C:\Documents and Settings\rwilson>nslookup
*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.10: Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
Default Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.1.10

> set type=mx
> tristate.tsppumps.com
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.1.10

tristate.tsppumps.com
        primary name server = tsp-production.tristate.tsppumps.com
        responsible mail addr = hostmaster
        serial  = 4804
        refresh = 900 (15 mins)
        retry   = 600 (10 mins)
        expire  = 86400 (1 day)
        default TTL = 3600 (1 hour)
>
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r270baAuthor Commented:
Ok maybe that was a stupid question.  My MX record is pointing to my mail servers external address.  I just forgot to reroute the information at the firewall.  I still had it sending the ports to the old exchange server.  I have changed that to the right ports now, but I am still getting no incoming email....
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r270baAuthor Commented:
Ah...I am dumb...I missed a section.  Eveything looks good now.
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ATIGCommented:
its all good, its always the little things that get you :)
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