?
Solved

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

Posted on 2010-08-12
6
Medium Priority
?
303 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
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.

 
0
Comment
Question by:LB1234
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Larry Larmeu
ID: 33421833
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:LB1234
ID: 33421844
"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.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Larry Larmeu
ID: 33421857
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.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:LB1234
ID: 33421883
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.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Razi_Ahmed earned 1600 total points
ID: 33421911
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
0
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:Larry Larmeu
Larry Larmeu earned 400 total points
ID: 33421914
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.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links.
This article will help to fix the below error for MS Exchange server 2010 I. Out Of office not working II. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" III. Make Internal URLs and External…
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Suggested Courses

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question