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  • Move OWA (2000) to new server

    My apologies if this has been asked before - I searched the archives and did not find this topic covered.

    I need to move my current OWA server to a new server and have not found this scenario covered anywhere. We are currently running Exchange 2000, on WIN 2000 (working on upgrading both the OS and Exchange, but need to complete this task first.

    I inherited a a previous techs work. He had already loaded OWA on the new server, and it appears the server is ready for production, but that's where I'm stuck. I'm noit sure how to make the switch from one OWA server to another.

    The new server is currently offline. I'd like to use the same server name as the current OWA server, but not sure if I can. And I'll be using the same IP address.

    Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

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    Re: Move OWA (2000) to new server

    Hi Keithmc

    If by OWA you mean Outlook Web Access then you need to get the facts and terminology right.
    OWA is a feature of the exchange server and you can't "Move " that first before the Exchange migration or upgrade.
    Have a look at this (Providing you are planning to upgrade to Exchange Server 2003): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../bb288544.aspx

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      Re: Move OWA (2000) to new server

      We have two servers in our Exchange environment, so in this case OWA is hosted on a server separate from the Exchange server. Sorry if I was not clear on my initial posting

      The current OWA server hardware is at the end of it's lifecycle, and I need to take care of replacing this server before I can do any upgrades.
      Last edited by keithmc; 10th July 2008, 18:18.

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        Re: Move OWA (2000) to new server

        Ideally you need to upgrade Exchange to at least Exchange 2003.
        Exchange 2000 is not supported on anything but Windows 2000, so you will have to deploy a nine year old OS. You may also find that drivers for the new hardware are hard to come by.

        If you are using a frontend/backend scenario then simply build the new server with a new name. Patch it to the same level as the backend servers, remembering not just service packs, but rollups as well.
        Then copy and import the SSL certificate across and make the server a frontend.
        Once the server is ready to go, simply change the firewall to point to the new server and adjust any internal DNS entries.

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