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  • Few issues after moving Exchange 2003

    Hello all. I have ran into a few problems with Exchange 2003. Here is a brief description.

    ---OLD SERVER---
    Win 2k3 STD SP2
    Exchange 2003 SP2
    Web Server
    McAfee 8.0i Patch15


    ---NEW SERVER---
    Win 2k3 STD SP2
    Exchange 2003 SP2
    McAfee 8.0i Patch15


    So, it was time to move the Exchange server to a new box, so after all updates for Windows and then installing Exchange on the new box i followed the following articles.

    Microsoft Moving Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2003 - KB 821829

    How to remove the 1st Exchange Server 2003..... - KB 822931

    Migrating to a New Exchange 2003 - Swing Migration by Simon



    So i followed the Swing Migration method and the 822931 & 821829 to Replicate and move the mailboxes. I have not removed the old Exch Server yet. I have also pointed the smtp and pop3 ports to the new server in the firewall.

    The issues that I am running into are as follows:

    - Cannot access OWA via the internet nor intranet for all users. I can access my own email account using OWA via the browser but the funny thing is that if I go to http://servermail/exchange it logs in straight through without asking for user logon and password.

    -I do not see the folder "MAIL" under the HTTP Protocol on the new server. Yellow is the new server and Red is the old.





    I did keep my web server the same way as before, and ports 80 and 443 are still pointing to it.

    Any help would be great.
    Thank you


    ----------
    edit

    well emails are working fine inside the LAN. I can send and recieve with no problems.
    My problem is that my OWA from outside is not working.
    I think I am having a DNS issue.
    My Web server has an address of xxx.xxx.0.3
    My Email server has an address of xxx.xxx.0.9

    I have added an mx record on the DNS server where mail.domain.com forwards to xxx.xxx.0.9 but it is still not working.

    This issue happened once I moved the mailboxes to the new server, the old Exchange server was uninstalled without issues too.

    Anyone have a clue to this?
    Thank you
    Last edited by SebaS; 30th July 2008, 17:24.

  • #2
    Re: Few issues after moving Exchange 2003

    "Mail" is not a standard folder, so must have created by someone else. The default folder is /exchange.

    The login behaviour you are seeing would be expected if you have integrated authentication enabled on the /exchange virtual directory. If you are used to the forms based authentication page then you need to enable that and have the SSL certificate in place.

    For OWA access, check that the firewall is correct and is directing the ports in the right direction.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Few issues after moving Exchange 2003

      Simon thank you very much for the reply.

      I have checked the firewall

      Port 80 is still pointing to the web server (where i used to have the exchange)
      Port 25 and 110 are pointing to the new exchange server


      The "Mail" folder was doing the same that the "Exchange" folder is so I removed it.

      I fixed that automated login for OWA internally.
      Problem is that the OWA from outside still does not work.
      I also added a pointer on the DNS server so that mail.domain.com points to the exchange server. Is this a good idea?

      ------
      edit

      Shall I add a FES to handle the OWA only? Would this be easier?
      Last edited by SebaS; 30th July 2008, 20:35.

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      • #4
        Re: Few issues after moving Exchange 2003

        You need to have a port open to the Exchange server for OWA. Port 80 or 443. If you have services on another server then you will either need to use another IP address or restrict OWA to port 443 only. Using another port for OWA is not really an option as it is designed to work on port 80/443 only.

        Simon.
        --
        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

        Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
        More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
        Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
        In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

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        • #5
          Re: Few issues after moving Exchange 2003

          Ok so I fixed it. I had to redo my SSL so now the web server is working fine, the OWA via the internet is working fine too.

          Simon thank you very much.

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