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how to delete the ADC and exchange rolls

Posted on 2011-03-06
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HI,

We had two servers with windows 2003 server OS, one is used for DC, DHCP and DNS second used for Exchange 2003 and ADC.

We have shifted the server successfully and both the server are shut down from past two months. I want to use second server (ADC and exchange 2003) for some other purpose, how i can delete the rolls? do i have to format the server? what is the best way?

I tried to uninstall the rolls by dcpromo but its giving me some wired errors.

Thanks in advance
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Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
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I would suggest that a format and rebuild would be your best option.

It can often be better to start from a clean slate than trying to make something work the way you want it to.

Alan
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by:MinoDC
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if now all work perfectly, you can format the second server without problem.

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by:Kolouschek
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Hi,
what kind of errors you got during dcpromo? Could you write it here, please? You have to uninstall Domain Controller (Active Directory) correctly. If you need to uninstall Active Directory from server who also holds Exchange Server you have to uninstall the Exchange first.
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by:tayyabq8
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Since it was a client server (Exchange 2003 was configured as a client), for uninstalling i have to put the server online which i don't want. I think i should go for the clean installation.

I want to make that server a file server, which OS will be more suitable for file server roll, windows server 2003 or windows server 2008?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Start from scratch then you can guarantee far fewer problems (if any at all) and your life will be much easier.

Plus you can re-size partitions if the existing ones are inadequate.

KISS - Keep It Simple, Silly!!
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by:tayyabq8
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Formatted the server and installed the other applications...
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