i did exactly what you said while i was on the internal network and it
worked fine. However, when i'm on the internet, out of the network,
it would not let me telnet into port 25 although i left this port
open. so in either case, i was not able to check any of the servers
to see if there was any problem from the outside.
do i have to setup a smtp connector of some sort?
> After you make the switch, try the telnet commands from the Internet. It's
> exactly the same thing that is done when an SMTP server talks to your
> Exchange server. Look at the banner to be sure that the right server is
> Ed Crowley
> MVP - Exchange
> Compaq Computer
> "Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"
> > It's THE ED CROWLEY! everybody seems to love your method in moving
> > exchange over-all the posts point me to your site. thanks for
> > responding to my post by the way..
> > well, i tried everything you said for my current server and the new
> > server. both of them were able to send the test email.. the new
> > server now has all of the email accounts on the new machine. i thought
> > the next step would be to point the ip address at the new server so
> > that it would be the one responsible for receiving email.. i opened
> > the ports on my router for the new server and no email would come
> > through... i put it back to the old server and i receive emails.. the
> > exchange setup ran smoothly for the new server and i have no problems
> > that i can find on the event viewer... is there a step that i'm
> > missing or can you see where i'm going wrong?
> > thanks again for your response.. i hope you have an answer for me..
> > > Open a telnet session:
> > > telnet hostname 25
> > > helo yourname.domain.com
> > > data
> > > This is a test.
> > > .
> > > quit
> > > What happens after each step? That might tell you something.
> > > --
> > > Ed Crowley
> > > MVP - Exchange
> > > Compaq Computer
> > > "Protecting the world from PSTs and brick backups!"
> > > > I hope somebody can help me. i have an exchange server (2000) on my
> > > > network that runs fine. the problem is, there's no fault tolerance on
> > > > the machine and it has a small hard drive. instead of replacing the
> > > > server with a new server with the same name, i setup another exchange
> > > > server to join my existing server. The new server now has raid 1 with
> > > > a larger hard drive.
> > > > My router points to the first exchange server i set up for my
> > > > organization. i moved a few mailboxes as a test to the new server and
> > > > they were all able to receive emails because my first exchange server
> > > > routes it over. what i want to do is bring all of the mailboxes over,
> > > > have my router (i'm using NAT) point to my new server, and take my old
> > > > server completely offline. Here are the steps that i took:
> > > > 1- i went into routing groups and made my new server the master.
> > > > 2- in the recipient policy i had everything point to my new server.
> > > > 3- after i did pointed it to my new server i clicked on rebuild and
> > > > update now.
> > > > Here's the problem:
> > > > I go into my router and i have the router point to my new server to
> > > > receive any emails. when i do that, no emails come through. i even
> > > > tried swapping ip addresses with the new and the old while leaving the
> > > > current router configuration. nothing seems to help. someone help
> > > > me!! your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!