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Best way to migrate from one Exchange 2010 server to another Exchange 2010 server

There are issues on a new Exchange 2010 install that not even MS can resolve. They have been working on it for over 2 weeks, and I have finally made the decision to just build a new server. I have the new Exchange 2010 server installed, and up and running on the domain. Other than moving the mailboxes, and Public folders, what else needs to be done on the new and/or old Exchange 2010 server PRIOR to decomissioning the old 2010 server, and removing it from the domain?
Thanks in advance.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Are we talking about migration between the boxes in same AD Forest / domain OR cross-forest?

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Exchange_Geek
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mhdcommunicationsAuthor Commented:
Same Forest+Domain, different boxes is all. I plan on using the 'Switchover server' function for the Mailbox database (unless there are issues/bugs i should know about). As for the Public Folder Database, would simply copying the database and log files to the new server and mounting it cause issues?
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
Refer to my post on the following link, which provides details of each and every object that needs to be taken into consideration while removing the box (the solution is for E2k7, however is also applicable for E2k10)

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_27831667.html

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Hope both the Exchange servers are at the same version (SP and RU) ?
Aprt from moving mailboxes and PF  ....

1. You will need to change server in Send\Relay Connector.
2. Transfer Certificates.
3. Change OAB Generation Serve.
4. Take care of changes on Firewall and router.
5. New server DB pointing to New CAS RPC server.
6. Stop the services on the old server and run EXBPA to check any issues, if can be taken care of :)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exdeploy2010/default.aspx#Index

xchange server migration – 2007 to 2010 – Live cast
http://premnair.wordpress.com/exchange-server-migration-2007-t0-2010-live-cast/

- Rancy
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
@Rancy: Precisely all these points (and more) are covered in the link given in my post :)

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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mhdcommunicationsAuthor Commented:
@ Rancy
No, they are not the same SP and RU. The reason behind rebuilding and migrating is b/c installing SP2 (and posibly RU 3 as well) caused the system to become... unusable. There were different issues every morning. I worked with MS every day for a week, and they would resolve the issues that day, but the very next day, they previous issues would come back, and there would be more issues than the previous day. MS advised they "do not do root cause analysis" and would/could only fix the issue at hand, even if they came back every day - NOT figure out what/why. Thats when i decided to build a new server, and migrate the data.
No issues after a week of migrating to the new server- did not install SP2, or ANY RU. There was no 3rd party software installed on the previous server. Both servers were vitrualized with Hyper-V. All i can think is a botched SP2 install somehow. The server was updated/rebooted properly after install.

@ Exchange_Geek
Thanks for your link. Everything i needed.
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