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Posted on 2013-02-04
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Hi Experts,

We are looking to move MS Exchange 2007 on premises to another location. At the moment it is in the same network as our computers etc. We are intending to move to another location which we have a direct connection from the existing building to the new one.

What change will be required to change within exchange? I am aware we need to ensure Firewall rules are sorted, DNS, Routing etc.

The main issue we want to resolve and find out, is it as simple as changing the IP address on the server?

Any help will be appreciated.

Regards,

introlux
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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The main issue we want to resolve and find out, is it as simple as changing the IP address on the server? - Yes only once the Old server is totall out but i wouldnt complicate things when i can do a simple move

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Hi Rancy,

I have gathered the following:

1. Internal DNS
After the IP address is changed make sure that the new IP is registered in the DNS and that the old IP is removed.
Also keep in mind that, if you have a large organization, DNS changes will take some time to replicate all over and this might temporarily

affect your email flow.

2. External DNS
If this IP change will be followed by a change of the public IP of your exchange server you will need to
      Change your MX record to reflect the new public IP address
      Change any SPF record you have to the new IP address
      Create the corresponding PTR record for your new IP and make sure it reflects your mail server FQDN

3. External/Perimeter Network
Depending on the role assumed by the affected exchange server and the configuration of your network you might need to
      Change any port forwarding rule to point to the new IP address
      If you use a mail filter change the IP this filter relays inbound emails to
      If your email server uses a relay host make sure to allow relaying to the new Exchange IP address

4. Internal Network
      If you have any application(s) that is configured to use your exchange server to send email based on its IP address these should be also

revisited and changed accordingly.
      If you are changing to a completely different and new subnet range make sure to update Active Directory Sites to reflect these changes

5. Exchange Server
Finally on the Exchange server itself  double check if you have any connector &/or websites bound to a specific IP address instead of all IPs

Is there anything else missing in this?
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by:introlux
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Thanks!
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