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Replacing an Exchange 2003 server with an Exchange 2010 server (same name, same IP)

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I would like to know the cleanest path to replacing our existing 2003 Exchange server with a 2010 Exchange server. We are a small organization (about 250 users) and I have purchased a new server box to host the 2010 Exchange server. Is there an (simplest) upgrade way/path that when it’s all said and done will make us a 2010 Exchange organization?
How will this impact our current users using a mix of Outlook 2007 and 2010? We also have a handful of Mac users accessing Exchange. Thanks
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Same IP you can do, same name isn't possible unless you do a 2 stage migration to a server with a different name, wipe the old server and rebuild it with the same name then migrate again to that server.

See my guide here for migrating from Exchange 2003 to 2010: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2881-Migrate-Small-Business-Server-2003-to-Exchange-2010-and-Windows-2008-R2.html it's written for SBS2003 but the process is identical, just skip the SBS specific parts like sharepoint.

Why do you want to keep the same name? Outlook will automatically update itself to the new servername so this isn't an issue.
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Having done this about 10 times, I wish I had seen this guide the first time I did it.  Very nice.
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Maybe I wasn't clear. We currently have Exchange 2003 standard edition not small business. Will your link still apply?
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the link will still apply, Exchange 2003 is on SBS2003 and the process is identical as I said in my first post.
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