Exchange 2007 CCR - remove passive node and leave cluster and active node?

We are having issues with hardware on our passive node and after several months of replacing hardware we've decided to evict passive node and just go with a single mailbox server.  Can I just evict the passive node from the cluster or should I remove exchange/cluster/cms from active and passive nodes and reinstall mailbox role on the current active node?
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TyBeattyCommented:
There are differeing opinions on this one.

Technically yes, if you evect the passive the cluster is basically a stand alone as there is no passive to fail to.

Personally I don't like things configured that way.  What I would do is setup a server to be your mailbox server and most your users over to that to keep the config clean.  You are opening yourself up to issues as the other way you are basically running a broken cluster.
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gjamyAuthor Commented:
Thanks TyBeatty,
Would you suggest formatting/reinstalling the OS before performing the reinstall as well or could I get away with just rebooting after the removal of exchange/cms/cluster?
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TyBeattyCommented:
Technically you could actaully get away with rebooting.  Depends on how "clean" of exchange install you want.

I would start from scratch with the box since it does not take long to build out a standard box in most cases.  Again just my opinion.
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