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Uninstall Exchange 2003 before do a DCpromo?

In my network there are 3 DC's, all windows 2003 server std. One of the server is running Exchange 2003 SP2 (name: mail01), this server is also an DC. Due a couple of problems i installed a new server that is now my exchange 2003 server, this is a member server. This new exchange server works fine for a couple of weeks. Now i wan't to remove the old exchange server (mail01) from the domain. This server does not have any fsmo role anymore. My question: Do i have to uninstall Exchange 2003 first, or must i run dcpromo first?
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Rick
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Rick
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
remove Exchange as per http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/833396/  then run DCpromo and you will be left with a simple member server :)
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Donnie4572Commented:
Uninstall Exchange first......

So it sounds as though you should follow this
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822931

Then dcpromo or.....

If dcpromo fails then use this
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216498

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abhi_akCommented:
Hello ,
How many domain controllers do you have in your environment . and what do you want to remove from the server is it Active Directory or Exchange.

please clear these questions...

Regards,
Abhi
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RickAuthor Commented:
it's done, succesfully. Fire i moved all mailboxen to an other Exchnage 2003 server in the domain, also moved other services thats running on the "old" exchange server to another, such as RUS. Then i remoed the Exchange installation true add/remove programs. Finally i did a dcpromo.  
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
:) Isnt that what I said :)
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