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Hi there

I need to install and migrate server 2008 R2 Std on an existing server 2003 sbs network, after the installation the 2003 server will be removed, exchange are installed on the sbs server but has never been used, all the mail boxes pop from an external server.

i have found this thread 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

just want to know if the same steps will work if i leave all the exchange steps out

Thank you
Marthin
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yes they will, just skip the bits you dont need :)
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cool, thanx
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Hi there

I went through all the steps and did not had any issues until now, when i try to run dcpromo on the old server it tells me it cannot contact any other DC on the network, I have removed the old server dns and pointed both servers to the new one.
this is what i get when i run dcdiag /test:dns

C:\Users\Administrator.REVET>dcdiag /test:dns

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = revet-srv
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\REVET-SRV
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... REVET-SRV passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\REVET-SRV

      Starting test: DNS

         DNS Tests are running and not hung. Please wait a few minutes...
         ......................... REVET-SRV passed test DNS

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

   Running partition tests on : Schema

   Running partition tests on : Configuration

   Running partition tests on : Revet

   Running enterprise tests on : Revet.local
      Starting test: DNS
         ......................... Revet.local passed test DNS
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That looks OK.

Can you post IPCONFIG /ALL from both servers?
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new server:

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : revet-srv
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : Revet.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Revet.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Local Area Connection - Virtual Network
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 3C-4A-92-B2-66-C8
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1909:90b:2182:8392%16(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.24(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 272386706
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-15-19-C0-3A-3C-4A-92-B2-66-C8

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ::1
                                       192.168.0.24
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{F7B1F961-C7C3-424D-9928-A26F2B3878CE}:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes



Old server:

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : server
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : Revet.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Revet.local

Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-17-1D-50-F5
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.24
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

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That looks OK, try simply rebooting the new server then reboot the old one once the new one is fully operational.
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still the same problem after both servers restarted as u said...

i did not uninstall exchange since i do not use it at all, will that cause a problem ?
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You might want to consider a point increase on this one!

You have 2 options, you can either just turn the server off and then run a METADATA cleanup as per: http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm


You will also need to manually remove Exchange from Active Directory
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tried the METADATA cleanup, and somewhere I did something wrong and broken every thing :S not to worry i just reloaded the new server and created a new domain... luckily its a small company so not to many pc's to rejoin to the network. thanx alot for all the advise you gave me,  really do appreciate :)
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