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Does Exchange 2003 use SQL (MSDE)?

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Hello,
I am asking this question to put some other minds at ease.  I inherited an Exchange 2003 (Win2k3) server with an instance of MS SQL Server Desktop Engine running on it.  It is my belief that it was installed along with Veritas NetBackup many moons ago.  We no longer use the Veritas and I have removed it, yet the SQL remains.  I feel I can safely uninstall it but some colleagues don't think it's a good idea.  

Can any of the experts out there offer some advice on this topic?  Thanks much!
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Well you can look at the databases but yes you should be safe to remove it.    
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You can use something like this to view what databases are involved:  http://members.iinet.net.au/~ramcg1/Freeware/MSDE/MSDE.html    
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No, Exchange 2003 does not use MS SQL.
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MS Exchange doesn't use SQL, so unistalling SQL certainly wont break exchange.

Are there any databases running on this sql instance?  If so, move them to an alternative server.

Sounds to me your colleagues are a little over cautious.
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Thanks everyone!
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