Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

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  • Anonymous
    #129802

    Hi there,

    We have a old DC with Windows 2000 Server and a Windows 2003 Member Server.
    On the 2000 Server is Exchange 2003 installed. The DC must be replaced with
    a new Server with Windows 2003.

    First I want to move the Exchange Server from
    the DC to the existing Member Server. So i downloaded the deployment tools
    and added the member server to the existing organization in Exchange. So now
    we have two Exchange 2003 Server, both with SP2.

    I moved alle mailboxes to the member Server. I used article 822931
    (how to remove the first exchange server 2003 computer from the
    administrative group). I have no public folders so I went to “rehome the
    offline adress book folder). When i put the new member server to the
    replication tab nothing happens. It’s now 48 hour after the replaction and
    still nothing happens. This is a problem
    because I can’t remove the first server before the offline adress book,
    schedule+ and the free busy folder are on the member server.

    The only error message I can find is:
    Site folder could not be opened for duplicate message deletion on virtual machine “servername”. The error number is 0x8004010f


    Sembee
    Member
    #256218

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Take a look at my migration guide: http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp

    The most common reason for problems with migration is something blocking the SMTP traffic flowing between the servers. Smart host on the SMTP virtual server, antivirus software etc. You need to check that first.

    Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167815

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Simon,

    If these messages are gone for some reason, can you tell the Server to send those messages again?
    Thx for your migration guide :)


    Sembee
    Member
    #256224

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    If you mean the replication messages, then Exchange will send them again itself. You just need to be patient.

    Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167816

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Oke Simon, but it’s strange because I configured the replication tab 6 days ago and still no replication.

    The member Server does not have the:
    /0=””/gn=addrlist/cn=oabs/cn=Default Offline Address list
    – OAB Version 2
    – OAB Version 3a
    – OAB Version 4

    /EX:/o=””/ou=””
    – OAB Version 2

    The replication takes place from the DC to the Member in the same organization.

    Can it be that the replication not takes place because the member server does not have the OAB version 2, 3a and 4!!!


    Sembee
    Member
    #256225

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Try sending the hierarchy across using ESM, Send Hierarchy.
    Are any public folders going across? Do you have message tracking enabled? That will show you if the replication messages are being generated. You need to have it enabled on both servers so that you can see the messages being generated and delivered.

    Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167817

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Simon,

    I send the hierarchy across using ESM.
    And I Resend all changes, with source server (DC) and destination (member) now I see in the queues on DC that there are 2 messages on the member.domain.extensie default smtp virtual server.
    When I click find now, you see: [email protected].
    After a while message is gone but no difference!


    Sembee
    Member
    #256226

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Do you have Message Tracking enabled?
    You need to see what is happening to the replication messages – on both servers.

    Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167818

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    I just enabled Message Tracking on both Servers?
    And hit the button for synchronize hierarchy.
    And now we wait!

    Thx Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167819

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    I see that the messages disappear in our secpoint protector!!!
    But how can it be that the messages are send to the protector.
    Is that because I use our smtp from our Internet provider to send our messages.
    I am now upgrading my protector with the newest firmware!


    Sembee
    Member
    #256227

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Antivirus and Antispam software can often have a problem with the replication messages. I once had a load quarantined by GFI Mail Security, but was able to quickly correct that – annoying for a while.

    Is the application you are using on a separate machine? If is, are you using a smart host setting to send outbound email through it?

    Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167820

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    The Protector is a Unified Threat Management network security appliance, which comespre-loaded with comprehensive security Protection Filters.
    I am using a Internet Mail SMTP connector (Exchange) that forward all e-mail to the following smart host: smtp.”provider”.extension.
    The protector scans alle traffice between LAN and WAN there for I find it strange that the messages between the Exchange Servers are going trough the protector!

    Martin.


    Sembee
    Member
    #256228

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    That appliance shouldn’t have anything to do with the replication traffic.
    However do ensure that you do NOT have a smart host set on the SMTP virtual server. If you do, remove it. A smart host configured in that location will override what Exchange finds for itself – DNS etc and cause internal server to server traffic to go to the appliance, which will not know what to do with it.

    ESM, Servers, , Protocols, SMTP. Right click on the Default SMTP VS and choose Properties. Click on the tab Delivery and then Advanced. Smart host MUST be clear.

    Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167821

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    I removed the smart host under the advanced tab, protocols, SMTP.

    Under the routing groups, connectors I have a Internet Mail SMTP connector, on the general tab is forward all e-mail enabled, must I change this!

    Martin.


    Sembee
    Member
    #256230

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    Whatever is on the SMTP connector has no effect on the flow of internal email. Therefore if the SMTP connector is set to forward all email to a smart host and the smart host is correct, then it can be left.

    Simon.


    Anonymous
    #167822

    Re: Move Exchange 2003 from Server 2000DC to Member Server 2003 with Exchange 2003

    That’s right Simon, because I have some great news.
    Last night the replication have taken place.
    All items are on the Member Server :wink:.
    Thx for your great support.

    Now I can:

    – remove the DC from the replication tab of the Offline Address Book
    – rehome the Organization Forms Folder
    – rehome the RUS
    – designate the Member Server to be the routing group master
    – remove the first Exchange Server

    I hope that it goes like a planned.

    Thx again for yoir great support Simon.
    Martin.

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