Replacing Exchange 2003 Front End OWA server
Posted on 2013-06-05
We have a current Exchange 2003 Front End server that is really out of date and has limited processor speed and memory and is due for an upgrade.
Since I cannot really upgrade this old server anymore I opted to purchase another one to replace it.
I have installed Server 2003 and Exchange 2003, I've added it to my domain, ESM see's the current Servers right now, I have copied over all the IIS settings and have done all the updates needed.
The only thing I have left to do is to change it to the Static IP of the old server and move the SSL cert to the new server also tick the check box in ESM to tell it that its a Front End.
So far so good?
I want to leave the old server in place as a backup just in case something happens to the new one, also just in case once I swap it over if issues occur I can just swap it back.
So can the SSL cert be copied out of the old server and imported into the new server without it being deleted out of the old one?
Once I tick the box in ESM that the new server is the Front End do I have to untick the old server in ESM?
Anything else I'm missing?