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Fail to De-commission Exchange 2003 cluster (Active/Passive) after upgrade to Exchange 2007.

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Dear All,

I have Exchange 2003 cluster (Active/Passive). I finalize upgrade to Exchange 2007. Now I need to de-commission the exchange servers. Uninstall passive point was done successfully. When I try to remove the Active node, I get the following MSG:

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Multiple Components cannot be assigned the requested action because:
-      One or more Exchange virtual servers are owned by this node. You must failover each exchange virtual sever to at least one other node in the cluster to continue.
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What should I do?

Thanks
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Check out this article -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282227...hope it helps
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Hi,

To remove exchange from a cluster, you need to open up cluster manager, take the exchange system attendent offline and the right click and choose remove virtual server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125015(EXCHG.65).aspx

This will uninstall exchange from the cluster. You can't remove exchange from a cluster by using the add/remove programmes.

You will also need to ensure you have followed all the instructions here
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288905.aspx
before removing the last 2003 exchange server.

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