how can I change my exhnage 2010 sp3 cleint access sever to use a new vm

i want to change out my physical cas server to a vm , i want to keep the ip the same on the old and the new , how can i do this what are the steps

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
This is easy to accomplish. Do the following...
- Stop all of the Exchange services on the CAS server (set Exchange services to manual)
- Perform a P2V
- Power down the physical Exchange server
- Power on the new VM
- Start set all of the Exchange services to Automatic
- Start all Exchagne services

Thats it.


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NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
thanks for the reply ,

what if you build a new cas server and replace it with the new VM one that i build ?

i know I would have to install a new exchange package for the server itself and then connect it to exchange somehow  in the EMS

but is the anything else you have to do , i am just wordering if this is a better option

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can do it either way. The option i have stated in my post is the quickest way. If you spin up a new server you will need to do some minor configuration i.e. Receive Connectors/Send Connectors, NAT'ing etc.

There is a little more work involved but both ways will work.

NAMEWITHELD12Author Commented:
perfect thanks!
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