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  • How to decommission one of two Exchange 2010 servers, legacy Ex2003 present

    Hi all

    Scenario:

    Server 1 - Legacy Exchange 2003 on Windows 2003 AD DC GC

    Server 2 - Exchange 2010 on Windows 2008 R2 Std member server

    Server 3 - Exchange 2010 on Windows 2008 R2 Ent AD DC GC

    Single site, single domain.


    The older Server 1 is public facing and handles email traffic, spam filtering etc for external email traffic. I need to remove Server 2 and prepare it for re-installation with Windows Enterprise and Ex2010 for DAG purposes between two sites. To this end I've moved all mailboxes from Server 2 to Server 3 and deleted a routing group connector between servers 2 and 1, created a routing group connector between servers 3 and 1. Everything works and mail is flowing into and out of the organisation.

    Now I need to remove server 2 from the organisation but I'm not sure what steps to take to remove it cleanly without affecting my users. Is it a simple case of running Setup from the Exchange disk on Server 2 to remove roles etc?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Stratt

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    Re: How to decommission one of two Exchange 2010 servers, legacy Ex2003 present

    IIRC yes, just do a clean uninstall and all will be OK

    Just confirm no public folder replicas or address lists left on it before you do
    Tom Jones
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