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Changing the exchange server on numerous computers

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We are currently in the process of moving our exchange to a new server. We would like to have the smallest impact on users but also don't want to be going from computer to computer to change the users mail settings to look to the new exchange server. Is there a way to globally make this change to hit as many clients in one shot?
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by:Delphineous Silverwing
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If you add the new server to your existing infrastructre then MOVE the mailboxes to it using the AD/Exchange Task tool; Outlook will automatically reconfigure itself.
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by:AmitTank
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If old server is running in the environment then outlook try to connect to that old server and old server redirect the request to new server where mailbox currently available and update the outlook profile with new server automatically.
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So you are saying for it to reference to the new server the old one will have to be operational still?
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Only until Outlook reconfigures itself on everyone's PC.  You'll need to leave the old server up for a couple months to improve your chances that everyone has logged in and automatically updated.
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by:Delphineous Silverwing
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What version Exchange and Outlook are being used presently?
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