Migration of Users to Different Exchange 2003 Server in Different Domain

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I am looking to move all (10) accounts off of a 2003 Exchange Server on domain to a different 2003 Exchage server on domain  I have copied the user mailboxes to the different Exchange Server on  Domains and are completely independent.   I have the following questions:

(1) What has to be changed so that emails addressed to come to the different Exchange server in domain
(2) How can I allow these 10 users to keep their email addresses (for example and have any email send to come directly to their new mailbox on the different Exchange Server on domain
(3) How can I set it up so that emails coming from johndoe on the different Exchange server in domain still appear to be coming from

Question by:zabac
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    1) the mx records of the domain needs to be pointed to the new exchange server setup
    2) the recipient policy on the new server needs to be configured to accept mail for and domain
    3) the smtp domain in the recipient policy needs to be setup as the primary policy
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    Expert Comment

    1) and 2) as the 2 exchange servers are on independant domains i would just leave create mailboxes back on and forward the mail onto

    3) as rakeshmigtani says just setup there smtp as a primary

    Author Comment

    Additional Question s:
     (1) Should I setup a seperate receipt policy for on the different Exchange server in domain  
    (2) To accept mail from do I just need to add an smtp address for domain in this new receipt policy and make it a higher priority than the default (other) receipt policy?
    (3)  Does SMTP need to be running on the Exchange server on  If so how can I tell if SMTP is running and if SMTP is not running how do I configure it to run SMTP?

    Author Comment

    The domain is going away.
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    Expert Comment

    1) create one policy for now and put and in it
    2)set as primary
    3) also when you add the smtp domain name in the recipient policy, the small check box " this exchange server accepts email for this domain" needs to be checked for and
    4) the smtp service needs to be running on the new server do that the users can send/receive emails
    5) smtp service can be seen in the list of services. you would also be able to expand the default smtp virtual server in the exchange system manager if the service is running

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    any updates?

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