How to remove EBS 2008 from farm?
Posted on 2010-09-22
I have today the three server in EBS 2008 on my network. But I just find them frustrating and have fixed licenses on normal servers instead.
Now I wonder how I can remove all functionality that is windows essential business server 2008?
I have already taken some steps like installing a separated server with its own ip as gateway so nothing runs through security server. I have installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 with Exchange Edge for mail flow. So what I have left is the Management server and the Messaging server. I have installed other domain controllers running normal Windows Server 2008 R2 so I have redundancy. Im afraid that if I just dcpromo the Management server that it will still use things like ebs licenes mode etc. Exchange I guess I will just install a new server and then in the same run upgrade to exchange 2010 as well.
Is there anyway to assure that you remove all EBS functionality?