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SBS 2003 to 2008 migration - use old server name

Posted on 2010-09-04
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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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you can create DNS record for the old name pointing to the new IP address
you can use SQL alias for SQL connections

http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1620
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by:PeterNairn
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Would that be an A Record in the DNS ?
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if the old server is gone already you can use an A record
a CNAME record would work in either case
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by:rajkumartech
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It is better to create cname record for old server and to be pointed to new IP.
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by:Emptyone
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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
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