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Change of DC for Exchange

Posted on 2014-04-16
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One of the DC has problem and we have created a new one with different name and IP.

Do I need to modify the reference on Exchange Server as I know Exchange need the Exchange to build the topology ? Tks
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by:R--R
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You can change the DNS to point to new server on Exchange TCPIP properties.
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by:AXISHK
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Do I need to change anything under Exchange Management, I remember there is a place to put DC servers...
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by:AXISHK
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We have two DC01 & DC02 on the Exchange Server Configuration. DC02 is totally crashed and we built DC03.

However DC03 doesn't shown up, so is there something missing on the DC03 ? Do I need to set it as Global Catalog or add some roles on it ?

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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Exchange will only use domain controllers with the global catalog role.
Therefore add the GC role, wait about 15 - 20 minutes then restart the Exchange services. That will force Exchange to find the domain controllers and detect the new one.

You can then clean up the domain for the one that has failed.

Simon.
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by:AXISHK
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Are those DC w/ GC role put under DNS ? The new server has been put in GC role but nothing appear...

Tks
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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You shouldn't be touching DNS.

The global catalog role is assigned in AD Sites and Services. It takes about 30 minutes to apply, then you should really reboot the domain controller.

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Please be careful.
Use the below command to point the exchange to the new DC and restart exchange server.
Set-ExchangeServer -Identity <Exch-Sever> -StaticGlobalCatalog <fqdn>
Set-ExchangeServer -Identity <Exch-Sever> -StaticDomainController <fqdn>
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by:AXISHK
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How to retrieve the current DC on the Exchange server ? Tks
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by:☠MAS☠
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http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2014/04_w16/845534/Exchange.png
Here you can see your new DC/GC if it is changed correctly.
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by:☠MAS☠
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As suggested by  R--R dont forget to change the DNS server IP in nic properties of exchange server
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