Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2003 Legacy...Redirect my owa to the new email server?

I still have users who connect to my old 2003 exchange server using owa, it seems that they are getting redirected to the new email server 2010 using the link for OWA.
I not sure what controls this or why it is being redirected?
What causes the redirect?
Scott JohnstonIT Manager Asked:
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Are you using the same URL for both hosts? Check the host name in Exchange 2010 is correct.
Did you configure a legacy host name in Exchange 2010?

You should have all traffic hitting the Exchange 2010 server, then it redirects to Exchange 2003, not the other way round.

Simon.
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Scott JohnstonIT Manager Author Commented:
No I am not using the same URL for both servers, my legacy server is http://biomail.biotone.com/exchange                            (External)

My 2010 server is setup as:
https://bmail.biotone.com/owa                                      (External)

I have 2 MX records in my DNS and I have my router configured for unique IP addresses for the SMTP connections.

When ever someone who is trying to connect to the legacy, it will redirect them.
They get Error 403 because the URL is not found?

It will change the http://biomail.biotone.com to http://bmail.biotone.com/exchange instead of bmail.bitone.com/owa.
Is this something I have control of?

Scott
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Have you seen this Technet article on the legacy behaviour?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee332348(v=exchg.141).aspx

Check you don't have any redirection set on the root of the web site that could be directing to the wrong place.

Simon.
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Scott JohnstonIT Manager Author Commented:
Yes, I had recently just found that article and was working reviewing it.

However,  think that because the mailbox has been moved from the legacy server to the new exchange server, it will redirect even though I have not changed their local connection to the mail server, could that be true?
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
If you have moved the mailbox to the new server then everything should be going to the new server. I would go as far as to tell everyone to use the new server for everything and let Exchange sort out where they should go. Redirection from Exchange 2003 to 2010 doesn't go well at all.

Simon.
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Scott JohnstonIT Manager Author Commented:
Thank you, needed to discuss this with someone...
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