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

Posted on 2009-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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:

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.

What should I do?

Question by:Arabsoft-ACS
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    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.

    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
    before removing the last 2003 exchange server.

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