SBS 2011 new install/migration from SBS 2003 issues - HUGE ISSUES

I am going to try to keep this post simple and to the point, but please bear with me.

2 weeks ago I installed SBS2011 on a brand new box. Everything was set for a migration from our SBS2003 box. All seemed to go well up to the point where we had to remove Exchange from the old server and demote the old server. That is when all the fun started. I had to forcibly remove the old server and do my best to clean up all the orphans. Now I have a litany of problems. It seems like I fix one and another comes up.

Problems:
I am unable to get RWW to work. Keep getting an error with the certificate not being installed. We have an SSL certificate from Godaddy. I have installed with the wizard and with their step by step. Seems to be installed, but it is not working correctly. I can get email into our server from Outlook. I can get email to my Galaxy S3 and iPad, but not on a Galaxy S2.
At one point I was able to connect remotely but unable to do much. I could open email with OWA, but not delete anything, it just came back with an error.

I have tried to run the Fix My Network wizard and it comes up with errors:
The DNS server is not listening to the IP address of the primary adapter….
An error occurred while trying to connect to the Exchange Management Shell
The Windows Small Bus Srv SharePoint site does not exist
The Windows Small Business Svr Web application is missing a site binding

I let the wizard attempt to fix issues and it fixes the first and last from above, but skips the 2 middle ones.

It seems like I fix one thing and another fails.

Any input is greatly appreciated! The dent in the wall matches my head!
lyle_bAsked:
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyCommented:
All seemed to go well up to the point where we had to remove Exchange from the old server and demote the old server
how did you remove the exchange server, did you follow the migration or deviate from it
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
It failed and I had to remove any instance of it in the new server.
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plug1Commented:
Check your DNS server settings, make sure it is set to listen on all available adapters, reboot and see if anything gets better. When you demoted the old box did you change the ip of the new server at any point?
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
The server has dual nic cards, but only one is configured at the moment. The other one is currently disabled. The server has retained the IP I gave it when I created it. Old server was 192.168.1.100. New server is 192.168.1.110
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plug1Commented:
Is DNS listening on the unused card, make sure it is, also make sure the only DNS server in its tcpip settings is the address of the enabled card.

You need to open up the DNS server properties and check it is listening on the correct card.
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
The second card is disabled and has no IP assigned to it. The DNS is set to listen only to the one nic card.
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
The server fails on the setup your internet address as far as https://email.mydomain.com
When I try to fix it, no luck. There must be one messed up setting that is causing all the havoc on the server. Uhg!
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plug1Commented:
Enable the 2nd card, disable the current card, give the new card the right IP address, make DNS listen on the new card, reboot and see if it helps. Sbs automatically binds certain properties to cards if there are two detected.
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
Once the server comes back online should I run the Fix my network wizard?
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plug1Commented:
See if anything looks better first and then run it yes.
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
OK, stay tuned!
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plug1Commented:
I'm just about to leave the wifi in my hotel in Turkey but I'll be back later or tomorrow
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
Trying to open https://email.mycompany.com/remote

Get this error

Server Error in '/Remote' Application.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Runtime Error
Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".


<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="Off"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>
 

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.


<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
OK
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plug1Commented:
Does anything else seem better?
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
Nope. I am trying the run the connect my internet and the other wizards now to see if they clean up the mess.
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
When I run the Setup your internet address, it fails on setting up the remote web access.
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plug1Commented:
It sounds from the change in errors that the earlier problems you mentioned have been fixed. You want to reset your virtual directories so sort the remote access, as I've been in the beers now I'll come back to you tomorrow on that :)
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plug1Commented:
It sounds from the change in errors that the earlier problems you mentioned have been fixed. You want to reset your virtual directories so sort the remote access, as I've been in the beers now I'll come back to you tomorrow on that :)
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plug1Commented:
Unfortunately if you change stuff on sbs without using the wizards then the wizards won't work from then on in (usually). So we need to fix the other bits to get back on an even keel. The DNS stuff sounds sorted and that would have been the main issue, the rest should fall in now.
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
I do not really think that the problems changed. I have been having the same problems all along. It seems like I fix one and another breaks.
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plug1Commented:
What happens if you bring the old server back online?

 Ill happily take a look remotely for you quickly for obvious faults but it's possibly against the rules here. You seem to have to many issues to go through on here one at a time. Is this your own server or are you the support provider?
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
my own server. Do you use Skype?
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plug1Commented:
I don't mate, you can mail me at brian@plugdin.co.uk. At the beach right now but I'll take a look tomorrow if you want .
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lyle_bAuthor Commented:
Much of the work to resolve this issue was done outside of this thread in an effort not to bore people. There were many small issues that added up to many issues in general. Brian did a great job assisting me. BRAVO!
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