Moving Exchange 2003 server to new hardware

I'm building a new exchange server 2003 into my existing site and want to move the mailboxes and public folders to the new server.

Moving the mailboxes to the new server is the easy part. I know the public folders will replicate.
What other things should i need to do and the best way to remove the old exchange server?

Once public folder have replicated, if i then delete the old public folders from the old server, won't those changes just replicate??

I know i have to change cost codes etc.

Instructions on this whole process would be appreciated?

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Here you go theres an article from MS about it

This is really a fairly straight forward process. The main thing to consider is to test and re-test before doing something that is not easily reversed such as removing the old server from the domain. I normally migrate everything - don't forget the system public folders for OAB, etc and then shutdown the old server for about one week to test everything before uninstalling and removing exchange from the old server and removing it from the domain.

Simon's site covers this very well: -
Migrating to a New Exchange 2000/2003 Server - Swing Migration

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TG TranIT guyCommented:
Use PFmigrate for your public folder:
monarchitAuthor Commented:
My old exchange server is running enterprise edition. I have installed the new exchange server in the site with standard edition.

Will this cause issues when replication public folders and moving mailboxes and the retiring the old server??
No that should be fine.
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