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SBS 2003 to 2008 migration - use old server name

I am migrating from sbs 2003 to SBS 2008 onto new hardware using the Microsoft migration guide. 40 workstaions point to old server for exchange and sql databases. can i map the old name to the new name in dns or something so that i dont have to reconfigure all the workstations?
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Would that be an A Record in the DNS ?
if the old server is gone already you can use an A record
a CNAME record would work in either case
It is better to create cname record for old server and to be pointed to new IP.
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If the old SBS is online for some days, then the clients will automatically be redirected to the new exchange server without you having to do anything on the client