Would be hugely greatful for some help. Situation is as follows:
I have an older small server which is a DC and running Exchange 2013. It was beginning to struggle and a second more powerful platform has been bought. It again is installed as a DC as I intend to remove the older server.
Exchange 2013 is installed on the new server. Mailboxes have been transferred. Connectors have been edited, and mail works as intended with the older server turned off.
I went to remove Exchange 2013 from the old server to find that the arbitration mailbox was still on the old server. I queued the transfer and it is still 'Queued' 24 hours later.
I connected to the old server and was dismayed to find I was receiving HTTP 500 errors on the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and on trying to connect to both OWA or ECP on the old Server. (I can still seem to manage both servers from ECP & EMS on the new server.)
I am not sure if the HTTP issue is part of the fact that I cannot transfer the last arbitration mailbox, and if I could complete the transfer I would be able to unistall the old server and would not have to resolve the HTTP issue. Can anyone offer some additional advice on either:
- Resolving the HTTP 500 error
- Fixing the transfer of the arbitration mailbox
STEPS to resolve the HHTP issues tried so far
Note: Old Server is SVR1 (local), SERVER1 (fqdn)
Remove & Recreate OWA & ECP Virtual Directories
Remove-EcpVirtualDirectory -identity "SVR1\ecp (Exchange Back End)"
Remove-EcpVirtualDirectory -Identity "SVR1\ecp (Default Web Site)"
New-EcpVirtualDirectory -WebSiteName "Exchange Back End" -externalurl "https://SERVER1/ecp" -InternalUrl https://SVR1/ecp -Server SVR1
New-EcpVirtualDirectory -externalurl "https://SERVER1/ecp" -internalurl "https://SVR1/ecp" -Server "SVR1"
Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory -identity "SVR1\owa (Exchange Back End)"
Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory -identity "SVR1\owa (Default Web Site)"
New-OwaVirtualDirectory -WebSiteName "Exchange Back End" -externalurl "https://SERVER1/owa" -InternalUrl https://SVR1/owa -Server SVR1
New-OwaVirtualDirectory -externalurl "https://SERVER1/owa" -internalurl "https://SVR1/owa" -Server "POGSVR1.POGNET.local"
# Remove and replace Powershell
Get-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -Server SVR1 | Remove-PowerShellVirtualDirectory
New-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -Server SVR1 -Name PowerShell
Get-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -Server SVR1 | Set-PowerShellVirtualDirectory -BasicAuthentication:$false
#Check and install WINRM
Get-WindowsFeature *IIS* #to check if it is installed
Add-WindowsFeature Winrm-IIS-Ext # to install