[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 210
  • Last Modified:

Unable to remove an exchange 2003 server

I'm getting the following errors when trying to un-install exchange 2003. "The component "Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Collaboration Services" cannot be assigned the action "Remove" because: - One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server. These users must be moved to a mailbox store on a different server or be mail disabled before uinstalling this server."

I dont see any mailbox, and i deleted users created and never logged on, that were assigned a mailbox. Most likely i missed a couple, but is there any FASTER WAY to remove exchange2003 from a server.

  • 3
2 Solutions
I would just run a quick search to see which mailboxes you have missed:

1. Load AD Users and Computers.
2. Right-click the domain that you want, and then click Find.
3. Click the Advanced tab, click Field, point to User, and then click Exchange Home Server.
4. In the Condition list, click Ends with, type the name of your Exchange computer, and then click Find Now.  
5. If you are prompted to add the current criteria to your search, click Yes.
6. When you have identified which users have mailboxes on this store, you can use Active Directory Users and Computers either to move the mailboxes to a different store or to delete the user's mailbox.

If this doesn't help see the article below which contains instructions on a full manual removal.

Hope this helps,
Christian_AgardAuthor Commented:
....did not see the article underneath.
Sorry, here is the link I meant to post.  Thanks for the points.


Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now