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I am planning an upgrade to Exchange2013 on a new server from Exchange2007.  Since I have the old IP set in so many setting across my network I want to keep the same IP address.

Please tell me there is a way to do this!

My current setup
For incoming mail we use a 3rd party service for filtering, email does not get sent directly to our network.
Email comes from this service to our Exchange2007
Other than that t is pretty basic
One exchange sever
One Storage Group for emails
We do use Pubic Folders so One Storage Group for Public Folders about 30
About 150 mailboxes

Thank you!
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It shouldn't be difficult.

I would set everything up in a co-existence configuration - http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2013/migration-deployment/planning-and-migrating-small-organization-exchange-2003-exchange-2013-part1.html

Once you have that completed, change the IP on the old and new servers.  Uninstall Exchange from the old server and remove it from the network.

For future proofing, I would recommend that you change the dependencies from using the IP address to using an internal DNS record.

-saige-
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How about if I change the IP address of the server with the current Exchange2007 to something different before I start the upgrade.  I would prefer to wait a few weeks before I Uninstall Exchange from the old server.

Any issues with changing the IP address of the Exchange 2007 server?

Thank you!
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Thank you I will be working on this Sunday
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