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I am working this migration and had some problems with the final step of removing exchange (no media and partial manual removal). This resulted in some DNS entries for the old server on the new box that MS helped me clean up. My biggest issue right now is I need to disconnect the old server from the network to finish up and get all my clients squared away but if it's not connected and I reboot the new server it goes into an endless boot sequence loop - it appears that something (netlogon?) is looking to the old server and if it can't find it - no dice.

Related problems include inability to publish new GPOs to clients (shares and printers) and client document redirection is not working correctly.

Many thanks in advance.

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"boot sequence loop" is not very specific. Do you get a bluescreen or some other error? Is anything of interest logged in the application / system logs after the system is accessible again? –  the-wabbit May 22 '11 at 14:51
really need some more information from the event logs. –  gravyface May 22 '11 at 14:56
Server attempts to boot based on defined sequence (i.e., cd, usb, hdd, network) and loops after timing out when none of these work. –  bchesley May 22 '11 at 15:13
You're saying that it boots successfully when the old server is on line? –  joeqwerty May 22 '11 at 19:03

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