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default SMTP connector during swing

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exchange 2003- exchange 2003, old hardware to new hardware.  i have on my old exchange setup a connector folder with a default SMTP.  if i right-click and go to properties the server that is listed here is the source server(the original, server1)   should this be changed at any point of the migration or will this work itself out????
also in the protocols folder, SMTP/SMTP virtual server/properties... on the delivery tab/advanced, my fully-qualified domain name is the server1.domain.com.  how about this one, should this be changed at any point or will this work itself out.>>???
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The short answer is that it will work itself out.
Once you bring the new server online and Exchange is fully configured and you give the new server the TCPIP address of the old server and the old server is no longer online the new server will take over.
You will need to make sure you make any MX record changes that will need to be made.
If the name of the server is different you will need to make this change to your MX records.
IE:
Old server = mail.yourdomain.com
New server = new.yourdomain.com
You will have to update your MX records, If the two servers have the same name you don't have to change your MX records.

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there has been no MX changes or anything,  this is a new server, new nqame new TCPIP settings.
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The MX references I made came from a previous project where we wanted to have both servers running for a while so we added a MX record to accomplish this.
That is also where my TCPIP comments came from... 2 machines can't have the same IP...
Sometimes you want to test things out before you roll it out.

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so for the bridgeheasd should i leave the old server and add the new server, or should i remove the old and add the new?
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