Solved

Removing Front-End server running Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003

Posted on 2007-12-01
5
4,124 Views
Last Modified: 2008-05-31
I had a Server 1 running Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 and everything worked great.
I have added a second server "Server 2" which is running Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003.

Each Server has it's own information store and public folders store stored on it's own hard drive.
I moved the mailboxes from Server 1 to Server 2
I have changed my firewall to point to Server 2 so I know that the Outlook Web Acccess works.
I have created several accounts and each have had Exchange accounts automatically created on Server 2.

Here is what I want to do.
I want to uninstall Exchange 2003 from Server 1 to relieve some of the strain it's under and insure that everything on Server 2 remains intact.

I'm rather anal so I would appreciate rather detailed directions and for that I have placed 500 points on this - not to mention it's hugely important to me that this goes smoothly.  Please let me know if you need more information.  


0
Comment
Question by:hazenweber
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:hazenweber
ID: 20389463
I should add that Server 1 is setup as a front end server hiding behind our firewall.
The mailboxes that do exist on Server 1 the front end server are
-SMTP
-System Attendant
-System Mailbox
0
 

Author Comment

by:hazenweber
ID: 20389473
I also should add that the public folders are replicated automatically.
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 20389503
If the server is a frontend then you do not have to do anything other than use add/remove programs to remove Exchange.

However if it was the first server then you should ensure that you follow the process in this KB article, just in case: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822931

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hazenweber
ID: 20390291
So I've followed the steps detailed above.  I've gotten my SMTP protocol and POP protocols working on the new server setup.  Does that mean I can simply uninstall Exchange 2003 from the first server?
0
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
ID: 20390932
If you have removed everything that needs to be removed, then use add/remove programs. If you have forgotten something it will not let you uninstall Exchange.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
The new Gmail Phishing Scam going around is surprising even the savviest of users with its sophisticated techniques.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

806 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