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Removing CCR from an Exchange Site

We have a customer that has a pair of Exchange 2007 Servers using CCR.  

They've not had good luck with CCR - any sort of e-mail interruption they've had since the inception has been related to CCR.  They would like to get rid of it - and downsize to a single Exchange 2007 server.  We will be implementing a Storage DR Solution instead.

They currently have an Active and a Passive Node in the same physical site, and that's it.

I am currently looking at this Technet article :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123940%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

But I would like to be sure I've thought of everything.   What else would need to be done?
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MesthaCommented:
I have only done this once and the way that I did it was to a regular swing migration to new hardware and server name, then went through the removal process for the CCR as per the Technet article.
That way I ensured there were no complications over the CCR being in the way.

As long as both the new server and the cluster are alive when Outlook connects for the first time, the Outlook clients will be redirected.

The problems with CCR must have been down to the original installation. It is no way near as unreliable as clustering on Exchange 2003 for example.

Simon.
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trivalentAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mestha -  Anyone else?   I am hoping that I wouldn't have to do a full rebuild.  
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trivalentAuthor Commented:
Err.  Hey Simon!  Well, I doubt I'll get anyone more experienced than you to chime in on this.  :)

I'll leave it open over the holiday but you'll likely get the points.
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MesthaCommented:
I wouldn't consider anything else other than a full rebuild of a system. I want to ensure the replacement system is going to work correctly and the only way to do that is a full system rebuild.

Simon.
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