uninstall an exchange 2007 server
Posted on 2010-09-14
I've got an exchange 2007 setup which was using doubletake to do live replication. I have 2 exchange severs, an active and a passive.
exchange01 - Active
exchange02 - passive
exchange01 does everything and functions as though it is the only exchange server in the organisation. exchange02 has all the exchange services stopped and set to manual, so it's listed in the organisation but just sits there dormant until such a time when the doubletake software fails exchange over to it, this process starts up the services and does a clever DNS trick to make the passive box active.
Anyway, we no longer use doubletake and I want to remove exchange from exchange02. II want to avoid disrupting exchange01 so my question is...will uninstalling exchange 2007 on exchange02 break exchange01 in any way?
I'd liken it to removing a DC from a domain, the question 'is this the last domain controller in the domain', i'd answer no just uninstall from this server but leave the rest of the domain as it is.
There's no huge rush to do this but I don't want any unexpected suprises!
Thanks in advanc