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Removing the second exchange server

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Dears,

I have 2 exchange servers in my domain (Exchange Std 2003) and I need to remove one of them  (the last installed one).
I have already tried to uninstall it, but it didn't allowed me to do so for the computer was not connected to the network.
I am afraid of damaging my schema, forest or domain during the uninstalllation.
How should I Proceed to remove/unistall my second exchange server without interfering on the first?
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by:Andres Perales
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Here is another good one...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396

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Dears,

The question is if I will have problem with my other Exchange server ( The First ) when uninstall the second.
 I am afraid of damaging my schema, forest or domain during the uninstalllation
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Power down the old server for 24 hours and see if any operations with exchange fail.
If they dont you will be fine.
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by:Andres Perales
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If you moved all the necessary services over rehomed pulic folders and all that other jazz you should be fine, just like ryan said turn it off for a little bit and see if you have any issues if so turn it back on....
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