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Additional Exchange server on member server

Posted on 2008-06-25
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Hi,

We have an existing exchange serve installed on a domain controller. We have installed a new member server and then installed exchange onto that. We have migrated all the mailboxes and I've followed the Microsoft kb 822931 on removing the first exchange server.

My question is that the only remaining (new) exchange server is only a member server, and the exchange removal is looking to modify the forest prep etc.

Will removing exchange from the DC cause any problems to the email?

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Scott
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how are you trying to remove the first exchange server?
before you remove, stop all the exchange services on the first exchange server to be sure that users don't complain of any issues.
once everything is working fine, remove exchange using the exchange setup and selecting uninstall option.
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by:rdswaddi
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I just removed using add/remove programs from control panel.

However far the uninstall got it's stopped all the services and no problems yet.

Basically my question is that by not having the only exchange server on a DC won't cause any problems. And uninstalling exchange from the DC won't got and update Forest schema to cause problems?

REgards
Scott
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no. it would not cause any issues.
the forestprep extends the schema when exchange is installed and all the configuration is stored in AD
you removed the first server but the second one is still alive and is using the existing exchange configuration from AD
moreover it is not recommended to install exchange on a DC.
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