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Exchange 2003 Replace Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello. In my domain we must replace exchange 2003 sp2 server. It' hostname is ex1. I have installed a new exchange server 2003 sp2 with a hostname ex2 (I cannot go to newer version than 2003. Yet!). I already moved all the mailboxes from ex1 to ex2. Ex2 is working perfect. But over the internet, I have only found discussions about how to ADD second exchange server. I must close the old ex1. Is there a procedure i must follow?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS. I know that i chose to write to "exchange server 2013" forum but this is the closest i found for what i am looking for.
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:10 AM

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  • Make sure everything is pointing to the new server.

    Uninstall Exchange 2003.

    I am moving this thread to the very well hidden Exchange 2003 forum.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
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    Thursday, April 4, 2019 11:04 PM
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  • Do i have to make changes elsewhere, other than exchange system manager and dns?
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:00 AM
  • You shouldn't have to.  Sometimes uninstallation doesn't remove the server from Exchange System Manager and you have to manually delete it.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:53 AM
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