Removing Old Exchange 2003 from New Exhcnage Orgainzation

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have build a new exchange 2003 server. I used exchange task to move over all mail boxes from the old exchange 2003 server to the new exchange server. The new exchange server is now the master. We are now using the new exchange box.

I now want to remove the old exchange server from the exchange organization. Site replication is disable. When I use add remove programs to to remove exchange from organization, I receive this error message:

The component "Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Collaboration services" cannot be assigned the action "Remove" because:
-The Microsoft Exchange Site Replication Service is enable on this server. You cannot uninstall this server until the Microsoft Exchange Site replication service is disabled. use the exchange system manager to disable this service and try the ininstall again.

We don't have this service running. How can we resolve this problem? We need to remove this server from our organization.
Question by:NolanDorsett
    LVL 26

    Expert Comment

    Not to belabor the obvious, but you have checked out already, correct?
    LVL 104

    Accepted Solution

    As you have a new Exchange server, I would actually suggest that you go through this article:
    It is more closely focused on what you are doing than the brute force remove article linked to above.


    Author Comment

    Thanks for the direction. Used the direction on removing from add remove programs after all mailboxes was deleted. The same error mentioned earlier to you was posted. I then tried to remove exchange manually. Then I went to Exchange system manager, administrative group, and to my server that we want to remove and selected all task to remove server. We receievd this error:

    The system cannot find the file specified. Facility: Win32. ID no:c007002. Exchange System Manager.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Free book by J.Peter Bruzzese, Microsoft MVP

    Are you using Office 365? Trying to set up email signatures but you’re struggling with transport rules and connectors? Let renowned Microsoft MVP J.Peter Bruzzese show you how in this exclusive e-book on Office 365 email signatures. Better yet, it’s free!

    Email signatures have numerous marketing benefits. Here are 8 top reasons to turn your email signature into a marketing channel.
    Get an idea of what you should include in an email disclaimer with these Top 5 email disclaimer tips.
    Familiarize people with the process of retrieving data from SQL Server using an Access pass-thru query. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the ways that you can retrieve data from a SQL Server is by using a pa…
    In this video we show how to create an Address List in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Organization >> Ad…

    761 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    12 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now