July 27th, 2010, 11:07 AM
Exchange '10 (WinServ '08) relocation, same hardware, new building
Our company is in the middle of relocating to a new building the next town over. We have already begun moving servers over during the weekends, and this weekend we plan to move over the Exchange Server. As you may know, the Exchange Server is probably the biggest move of the entire relocation process, and we want to make sure we are prepared and ready to go, so that when we finally get to the server room there, we are well prepared to get the mail server back online.
We are using Exchange Server 2010 running on Windows Server 2008. We already have the IP scheme for our servers laid out, and we have all the specifics such as Internal IP address, default gateway and subnet planned.
What we would like help with is creating a short checklist of all the things we will need to do to get this server online in the new building. We have an external IP address we want to use.
Thanks for your help. Maybe there are tutorials on this on the Internet you can link me to, but all I could find were "moving exchange server to new computer" not "moving server in SAME HARDWARE to new building".
July 27th, 2010, 06:13 PM
If your exchange server is handling external email, make sure the dns for your domain, including the mx, is set correctly for the new external IP. Also verify your new connection supports running a mail server, some ISP's block smtp or force you to use their smtp server, which you may not want.
What you may have to do on the Intranet side I don't know, sorry.
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