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    Hi Folks
    The story goes that the company at one time was running 2 exchange servers in clustered env.
    But sometime during the years; the cluster was turned off only running email from 1 server.
    However they didnt uninstall the 2nd exchange from organization.

    Where we stand now is to moving to exchange 2007 on a new hardware. AD is 2003.

    The machine doesnt have routing groups nor severing as a bridge head. (fyi: If users were to go owa as server 2 it auto forwards the user to the owa of server 1}

    Can I just run uninstall from add/remove programs ofthe server we no longer want shown as server 2 in the ESM?

    Any gotchyas?

    Thanks for any info

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    Re: Remove Exchange from Current Env

    It isn't quite clear what you currently have setup.

    "the cluster was turned off only running email from 1 server"
    Is it still turned off, as in powered off?
    a 2 node cluster only shows as 1 server in exchange as there is only 1 live node between them unless you have an active/active which isn't supported (and causes problems).

    therefore what is this second server in Exchange? Does it have any mailboxes. Is it the site folder server?

    Please read this before you post:

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?