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1 16th September 13:48
jmartnz
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Default Moving Small Biz Exchange over to new server


OK here's my "CURRENT SETUP"

I have 1 server running W2K Small Biz Server. We are
utilizing that version of Exchange for our mail. ISA is
also running - proxy server. We have dual NIC's, private
and public. So our ISP DSL line comes into the public NIC
and the other NIC handles our NATing for our LAN. We have
AD running on that one machine, so we have the one root
domain in AD with about 45 users.

WHAT I NEED TO DO.

I have a brand new server with Windows 2003 and I bought
Exchange 2003. Neither Windows or Exchange is installed
on the new server. What I need to do is remove our
Exchange mailboxes and COMPLETE SETUP and migrate over to
the new Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 Server. I'd like
to make it a DC as well. But the W2K SBS needs to remain
the root (master) domain controller. I know there a ton
of things I need to configure to make this all work. But
I need our mail to be redirected to the new server and
not the old one.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET STARTED ON THIS???
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2 16th September 13:48
steve foster [sbs mvp]
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Default Moving Small Biz Exchange over to new server


First question (probably comes a bit late since you've made the
purchases) is why do you want to stop using Exchange on SBS?

Second question is have you bought Exchange 2003 CALs, since the SBS
CALs will not cover the standalone Exchange Server?

There's no restriction on the new server being made a DC in the SBS
domain, that's not a problem at all.

Similarly, if you uninstall Exchange from SBS, and install the separate
Exchange on WS2003, that shouldn't be too taxing either.

Configuring the SBS to gateway for SMTP is not difficult either - you
simply use ISA Server's Server Publishing Rules to make SBS forward
SMTP traffic to the Exchange Server, and you'd need a Protocol Rule to
allow SMTP outbound so the Exchange could send out.

The fun part is migrating existing Exchange content. If the Exchange
Server was a direct replacement for the SBS, you could take the
forklift of the stores approach, but that requires the new server to
have the same name as the old - clearly not possible here. Which leaves
exmerge, so you'll have some fun with the public folders since exmerge
doesn't deal with them.

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3 16th September 13:48
jmartnz
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Default Moving Small Biz Exchange over to new server


Steve,
Thanks for your reply. Here are my answers:

The manager bought the new server with win2003 srv and
exch 2003 srv because the SBS hardware-wise is pretty
old. he'd still like to continue to use the isa though on
that machine since it works fine.

and yes, we bought cals for exch2003

so what would be my first step in this madness. should i
bring up win2003 as a dc and then install exch2003? can i
have both exch servers running in the same domain?

thanks in advance

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new server to

here. Which leaves

since exmerge


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4 16th September 13:49
steve foster [sbs mvp]
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If you intend to use this server as a secondary DC, then I would
definitely do that step before installing Exchange.

AFAIK, there's no problem running multiple Exchange sites within an AD
domain, although given that Exchange hooks into AD, you may be better
off removing the SBS Exchange first.

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5 16th September 13:49
jmartnz
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if I remove the SBS exch first, how am I going to migrate
the mailboxes (exmerge) them over to the new server???

this is what I have done so far. I brought up WIN2003 SRV
and not as a DC either.

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