With 2 x E2k servers, I think so. The 5.5 IMS isn't the best thing in the
world for redundancy, though.
> The only real reason is redundancy and load balancing.
> After everyone is on EX2000 the 5.5 server is going to be
> loaded with EX2000 and will support half of our users. If
> I leave the costs the same will I recieve the desired
> effect? Thanks for the answer.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Configure an SMTP Connector on the E2k server, and assign
> it an address
> >space of '*' with a cost of 1. Then raise the cost of
> the address space on
> >the Exchange 5.5 IMS to something higher than 1. Wait
> for replication to
> >happen (or force it through if you like) and then confirm
> that all Internet
> >mail is being sent via the E2k server. You can configure
> protocol logging
> >on the SMTP virtual server and examine the logs for proof
> of this.
> >One question though. I assume the 5.5 server will go
> eventually, so why
> >bother with Q1 below?
> >Neil Hobson
> >> We are migrating from EX5.5 to Exchange 2000. We
> >> currently have some users on each box. All outgoing
> >> email is still routing through the EX5.5 box.
> >> Q1) How can I make Ex2000 send direcly out to the
> >> Internet for locally homed users while still allowing
> >> EX5.5 handle its own locally home users.
> >> Q2) How can I make all mail route though the EX2000 box
> >> instead of EX5.5?