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How to decommission FE Exchange 2003 server?

This is a Windows 2003 AD domain, with 2 Exchange 2003 servers in FE/BE topology. Due to the system instability and short of spared hardware, I'm thinking of decommission FE server and leaves on Exchange 2003 server to operate.

Any proper steps that I can follow?
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
If the server is a frontend then you do not have to do anything other than use add/remove programs to remove Exchange.

However if it was the first server then you should ensure that you follow the process in this KB article, just in case: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822931
Do you have OWA configured on your front end server?
Make sure that it is rehomed to point to the backend server before decommissioning the FE
Also go through the following post
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