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Move exchange 2007 server roles

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I have a test environment with 1 exch 2007 server with all the roles on it - hub, client, etc.
I set up another server on a cluster and when I installed it the option i chose was cluster everything installed fine and I can access a mailbox on both servers.

Now server 1 - the 'role holder' what if I want to remove this machine, can a cluster hold all the roles?  If so how can I move them from server 1 to the cluster?
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Make me clear on you installed the server on a cluster?
Nitin GuptaSolutions & Presales
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I am not sure how you have setup the cluster, if we can get some more details on it, it would be ideal. Also, in Exchange 2003, all these roles are not possible, it is only in 2007. Another point would be that all these roles on a CCR etc are not possible.
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Are you talking a NLB cluster?

You cannot install any other role other than mailbox on a "True" Cluster, and running setup for active/passive node configuration will grey the others out.

Typically you cluster mailbox roles, and NLB CAS/HT roles for high-availablility.

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Its a true cluster CCR.
Why would a cluster not be able to hold the roles?
You cant cluster the other roles so isnt that a point of failure?
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Ah I see.  
Are you sure about the CCR 3 server requirement?
I know its not best practice but I was able to put the file witness on the one node I set up and once I add the other node to the cluster I ASSUME it will still work?
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Oh, and you don't "require" the edge role for your email infrastructure to function, however doing so will allow you to spam filter on these and not your (already busy enough) CAS/HT boxes.

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