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Removing exchange 2007 server from network/domain: do we replicate first or move

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I understand that exchange 2007 has built in scripts (for which I'm getting error messages) that move public folders from one exchange server to another.  But of course you can also replicate between machines.  Can I just replicate from the source to the target, and then just turn off the source exchange server?  Any particulars of note would be appreciated.  Thanks.

 
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by:Larry Larmeu
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No, you need to uninstall it properly or you will have a multitude of errors.  Here's a technet article on how to uninstall.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123893(EXCHG.80).aspx
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"Turn off" was the wrong term, but I meant the process of proper removal, not just hitting the power button and calling it a day. :)  Thanks tho.
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by:Larry Larmeu
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Yes, as long as you copy all of your data to another server and then follow the proper uninstall process, you are good to go.  You will need to delete all of the datastore copies or anything else that are on the server you are retiring before it will allow you to uninstall.
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Understood, but I'm wondering if the process of replicating will leave something of an orphan type situation where replicated folders do not function properly without the originals, in which case, using Exchange scripts, not replication, are the way to go.
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check the below link to see details about how to Move the public folder replicas to another server
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/07/09/445967.aspx

even the below Article discusses how to remove the replicas from the Exchange 2007 public folder store and then how to decomm the Exchange 2007 box.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927464
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You will have to "move" all of your data to the other server.  If there is any replication, Exchange will force you to remove the replicas before you can uninstall.  Best thing to do is to run the uninstaller and it will tell you exactly what you have to do.
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