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We currently have 2 Exchange 2007 servers in our organization.  We are replacing the original server with a new one due to some hardware issues.

The new server is in and functioning well as far as I can tell.  All mailboxes are on the new server.  I think I've successfully replicated public folders to the new server.

I can stop all the Exchange services, except one, on the old server and still function well.
When we stop the Information Store service on the old server, all the Outlook clients prompt for a password.  Once the IS is restarted, all is well again.

I ran get-offlineAddressBook | fl on the new machine and all the references there are to the old server.
So I must be missing something...

I found a couple of articles (below), and some suggestions to just uninstall Exchange from the original server.  That seems very risky to me; I'd like to see the new server run for a while with the services stopped on the old one before I uninstall.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_24092923.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_28146522.html
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by:Satyendra Sharma
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Have you moved your OAB generation server to the new one as part of the move? If not follow the instructions as per this TechNet and then run update OAB - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123917(v=EXCHG.80).aspx
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Thanks, I had not done that, but have now.  Will check in a bit and update.
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That helped some.  Now when I get-offlineAddressBook | fl on the new machine I get...

Server                           :  NewServer
PublicFolderDatabase :  OldServer\Second Storage Group\Public Folder Database
VirtualDirectories         : {OldServer\OAB (Default Web Site)}

I had tried earlier to find out how to change the default public folder database but didn't have any luck.
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You will have to go into the properties of the Offline Address book and add the new servers Virtual directory and Public folder and remove the old ones under distribution methods.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124270(v=EXCHG.80).aspx
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Follow the steps given below :


You can select one or both of the following check boxes:

1. Enable Web-based distribution: Select this check box to allow Web-based distribution.
Click ‘Add’ option to state the virtual directory or directories from which you wish to distribute the OAB.
Click ‘Remove’ option to delete the particular virtual directory from the Outlook Address Book.

2. Enable public folder distribution: Select this check box to allow public folder distribution.
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I think we are good.  It's been several days with the old server offline and everything's running ok.  

Will uninstall Exchange and retire server. thanks!
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