Moving Connectors to new server in site  
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sokolich





PostPosted: Wed Feb 04 11:04:31 CST 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Admin >> Moving Connectors to new server in site

I have a three sites with three exchange servers and in one of those sites,
I'm moving everything (connectors, mailboxs, public folders etc) to a new
server. I've already moved the mailboxs and public folders, however; now
it's time to move my Site Connector and my X.400 connector.

What is the best way to move them to a new server? I was thinking that I
need to create new connectors all together on the new server and in the
other two sites and then delete the old ones. Does that sound right to you?
Are there better or different ways to do it?

Any feedback greatly appreciated.

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Fitz





PostPosted: Wed Feb 04 11:04:31 CST 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Admin >> Moving Connectors to new server in site The best option would be to modify the Connector parameters to point to the
new server. Since the X.400 & Site Connectors are "Site" objects, you can
either designate a server or allow "all" servers to use the connector.

On the Site Connectors General Tab there a field called "Messaging
bridgehead in the local site" by default this is set to "Any server",
therefore any server in the Site can use this connector. You can designate a
specific server if you wish.

On the General tab of the X.400 connector, there a field called "MTA
transport stack:", which contains a specific server. There is a drop down
box to chose another server, but only servers with the Transport stack
installed will be shown. So on the new server install the TCP transport
stack, if you haven't already and then you'll get the option to chose that
server.

1. Create the stack.

a. Start the Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator program. In the
Administrator window, select a server in your organization.

b. On the File menu, click New Other, and then click MTA Transport
Stack. In the Type list, click the stack you want to use. For this example,
select TCP/IP MTA Transport Stack.

c. If more than one server exists in the site, in the Server list, click
the server that you want the X.400 Connector to be installed on, and then
click OK. To accept the default properties, click OK.

Thanks,
Fitz Crittle

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> I have a three sites with three exchange servers and in one of those
sites,
> I'm moving everything (connectors, mailboxs, public folders etc) to a new
> server. I've already moved the mailboxs and public folders, however; now
> it's time to move my Site Connector and my X.400 connector.
>
> What is the best way to move them to a new server? I was thinking that I
> need to create new connectors all together on the new server and in the
> other two sites and then delete the old ones. Does that sound right to
you?
> Are there better or different ways to do it?
>
> Any feedback greatly appreciated.
>
>


 
 
Placate





PostPosted: Wed Feb 04 21:50:13 CST 2004 Top

Exchange Servers Admin >> Moving Connectors to new server in site Thank you so much for the info, but just one further question. The server
I'm migrating away from is going to be retired and completly removed from
the site (exchange uninstalled and everything).

After I perform the procedure you have listed below, will uninstalling and
removing it affect the connectors? Or after I change the site connector
bridgehead and the x.400 transport stack options, i'll be able to remove the
old exchange server without having to do anything else? I just want to be
sure that after I do the operation you describe below, that when I retire
the old server that the directory replication and associated connectors
aren't affected.

What you've given me below is awesome, thank you so much for that :)



> The best option would be to modify the Connector parameters to point to
the
> new server. Since the X.400 & Site Connectors are "Site" objects, you can
> either designate a server or allow "all" servers to use the connector.
>
> On the Site Connectors General Tab there a field called "Messaging
> bridgehead in the local site" by default this is set to "Any server",
> therefore any server in the Site can use this connector. You can designate
a
> specific server if you wish.
>
> On the General tab of the X.400 connector, there a field called "MTA
> transport stack:", which contains a specific server. There is a drop down
> box to chose another server, but only servers with the Transport stack
> installed will be shown. So on the new server install the TCP transport
> stack, if you haven't already and then you'll get the option to chose that
> server.
>
> 1. Create the stack.
>
> a. Start the Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator program. In the
> Administrator window, select a server in your organization.
>
> b. On the File menu, click New Other, and then click MTA Transport
> Stack. In the Type list, click the stack you want to use. For this
example,
> select TCP/IP MTA Transport Stack.
>
> c. If more than one server exists in the site, in the Server list, click
> the server that you want the X.400 Connector to be installed on, and then
> click OK. To accept the default properties, click OK.
>
> Thanks,
> Fitz Crittle
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
> Please do not send email to this address, post a reply to this newsgroup
>
>
>
>
>


> > I have a three sites with three exchange servers and in one of those
> sites,
> > I'm moving everything (connectors, mailboxs, public folders etc) to a
new
> > server. I've already moved the mailboxs and public folders, however;
now
> > it's time to move my Site Connector and my X.400 connector.
> >
> > What is the best way to move them to a new server? I was thinking that
I
> > need to create new connectors all together on the new server and in the
> > other two sites and then delete the old ones. Does that sound right to
> you?
> > Are there better or different ways to do it?
> >
> > Any feedback greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
>
>