Exchange 2010 roles reshuffling

Posted on 2011-03-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I hope this isn't a stupid question, but here goes anyways...
I'm still pretty new to Exchange 2010.  I set up a test CAS and HT server and made it routable to the Internet.  I now want to replace this test server with a different system.  What's the best way to move those roles?  I'm sure it's easy but when I google changing exchange 2010 roles I don't get much.  The new server that I want to move these roles too is the same version, sp level, etc, and it already has the HT and CAS roles enabled.  Please advise.
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Expert Comment

ID: 35151229
just install the same rules on the other servers and after that demote the old servers

Author Comment

ID: 35151262
how do you demote the old servers?  Just uninstall Exchange?

Expert Comment

ID: 35151267
yes correct

Author Comment

ID: 35151463
but the HT order to move it properly I would need to move the IP to the other server since there are message routing rules setup in the firewall pointing to that IP address...

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waleeda earned 250 total points
ID: 35151503
better to create another rule on your firewall to point to the new ip, because its not recommended to change the exchange server ips

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