Getting rid of Exchange 5.5 Bridgehead

Getting rid of Exchange 5.5 Bridgehead

Post by Vincent Yim [MS » Sun, 13 Oct 2002 04:31:46

Rehome your public folders to the new E2k server.
Change the local or remote bridgehead settings appropriately, on both ends
of the directory replication connector, to point to the new SRS.
On the site connector, use a specific bridgehead, rather than "any server in

Overall, use Q284148 XADM: Removing Last Exchange 5.5 Server from Exchange
2000 AG;EN-US;Q284148

The article has some steps on rehoming your system folders as well.

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Quote:> I have two Exchange 5.5 sites, Site A and Site B. Each
> site is in a different NT Domain. The domain for Site A
> is upgraded is Windows 2000, then converted to native
> mode. A trust still exists between Domain A(Win2k native)
> and Domain B, NT 4.0

> Site A wants to upgrade to Exchange 2000, while site B
> will remain Exchange 5.5 as well as Windows NT 4.0

> A new Exchange 2000 server will be installed in Site A.
> The SRS service will, of course, be installed on this
> server automatically. What is the best way to move
> bridgehead services (Directory connector and Site
> Connector) off of the Exchange 5.5 server in Site A to
> the new Exchange 2000 server. I want to remove the
> Exchange 5.5 server in site A altogether.

> Thanks


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