Completely remove Microsoft Exchange 2003 servers from domain
Posted on 2010-11-22
I moved our company to a hosted email service a year ago and still have my exchange servers up and running on my 2003 domain. I would like to remove exchange from Active Directory so I can utilize the servers for something else.
I read about a switch that comes with the Exchange setup called /removeorg. When I ran that switch and start the process, the setup program warned me it was about to remove the whole domain organization. I stopped the process because this appeared that it was going to remove all my users and groups, etc., within the organization.
Should I just remove exchange from each server starting with the FE server and then use the instructions to remove the first Exhange server in a domain to achieve my goal?'
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.