Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Exchange 2003 Uninstall

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Exchange 2003 Uninstall

    We are nearly finished our Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration. When uninstalling Exchange 2003 from our old domain is it best to remove all Exchange attributes from objects first or will the uninstall do this for me?

    Michael
    Michael Armstrong
    www.m80arm.co.uk
    MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

    ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points sigpic where appropriate **

  • #2
    Re: Exchange 2003 Uninstall

    Objects that are not required will be removed by the uninstall process. However it very much depends what you mean by "Attributes".
    If you re referring to the ADUC tabs, then those will go if Exchange is removed - however if you have any systems with the system tools installed they will still be seen.

    Simon.
    --
    Simon Butler
    Exchange MVP

    Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
    More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
    Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
    In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

    Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Exchange 2003 Uninstall

      Originally posted by Sembee View Post
      Objects that are not required will be removed by the uninstall process. However it very much depends what you mean by "Attributes".
      If you re referring to the ADUC tabs, then those will go if Exchange is removed - however if you have any systems with the system tools installed they will still be seen.

      Simon.
      Hi Simon - thanks for the reply.

      By Attributes I mean any object that has any exchange attributes. During the migration people either had a mailbox or were set-up as a contact to forward to their new mailbox in the new domain. Obviously now we are finished all user accounts are now contacts. What I wanted to know was if I uninstalled Exchange 2003 will all exchange attributes automatically be removed or should I manually remove all attributes prior to uninstalling exchange. Eventually the users will be migrated into the new domain and I don't want all these attributes migrated as well as they will be merging into their new account in the new domain.

      Michael
      Michael Armstrong
      www.m80arm.co.uk
      MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

      ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points sigpic where appropriate **

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Exchange 2003 Uninstall

        The only objects that can retain attributes will be Contacts.

        If you have user accounts that are still mail enabled then the uninstall process will fail. The uninstall process will not allow you to continue if it finds mailboxes that are still located on the server. That will mean you will have to mail disable the users.

        Simon.
        --
        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

        Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
        More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
        Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
        In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

        Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Exchange 2003 Uninstall

          Originally posted by Sembee View Post
          The only objects that can retain attributes will be Contacts.

          If you have user accounts that are still mail enabled then the uninstall process will fail. The uninstall process will not allow you to continue if it finds mailboxes that are still located on the server. That will mean you will have to mail disable the users.

          Simon.
          So basically I need to remove all the exchange attributes for the following:

          Mail enabled users
          Users with Mailboxes
          security and distribution groups that are mail enabled

          Michael
          Michael Armstrong
          www.m80arm.co.uk
          MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

          ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points sigpic where appropriate **

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Exchange 2003 Uninstall

            Groups probably wouldn't matter - as most groups are simply recreated - that is what I would do anyway. Mail enabled groups wouldn't stop the uninstall. Neither would mail enabled users - it is only mailbox enabled users that would.

            However it would do no harm to remove attributes from everything, as once you have removed Exchange, you will have no GUI interface to do so.

            Simon.
            --
            Simon Butler
            Exchange MVP

            Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
            More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
            Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
            In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

            Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Exchange 2003 Uninstall

              All mailbox enabled users have been removed but are now mail enabled users as this is the way we migrated mailboxes to a new server in a new domain. I think your right and it's probably best to clear down all exchange attributes from all objects just in case. It just means it's quite a bit of work but it allows us to clean up our old domain in preperation for migrating into the new domain.

              Thanks for your help Simon.

              Much appreciated.

              Michael
              Michael Armstrong
              www.m80arm.co.uk
              MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

              ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points sigpic where appropriate **

              Comment

              Working...
              X