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Two exchange servers - wrong server being used for outgoing smtp

I am 95% of the way through a swing migration for X2003 (A) and X2003 (B).  Server A is the original server and only has the system attendant mailbox there.  All other users have been moved to Server B.  Server A is very old and is always close to paging.  As a test, I stopped the IS and SA on server A and users were unable to send email out, even though their accounts are on Server B.  We are not done with the replication yet so I can't pull Server A out yet.

How can I make sure outgoing smtp is taking place on Server B?
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I don't have any connectors running at all...
Create a connector for SMTP *
configure connector to use new server ,
and all outgoing mails will go throught the new server
My concern is, why is this still happening?  I'd rather not create a connector as it's a workaround.  If all the users are on the other server and that's where incoming email is directed (and working) why is their exchange account ever hitting ServerA?
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Connector is not a workaround, it's the right configuration for outgoing mails.......
I follow you - I have never created a connector before.  What are the steps I need to follow?
This is the guide I'm following -  http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp

I don't see anything about a connector here - ?
routing groups\first routing group\connectors

right-click - NEW-SMTP Connector

add your new machine as a bridgehead
configure the address space to be SMTP * cost 1 - for the entire organization

the rest you can configure as per your particular environment
the connector is not a migration issue - it's an installation/configuration issue
With this connector in place, would I be able to stop the IS on the original server?  I don't plan on this, it's just a question about how it works.
yes, no problem on the old server



only if you are going through the steps to remove the first exchange server in the org - otherwise, leave it running, there are background functions that require the IS on the first server in the org to be running