Can't remove Exchange 2003 - One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server

Cannot remove Exchange from server because
- One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server

After I did the migration over to Exchange 2010 I was left with 5 users that had zero items

Not sure what to do now. I can't remove them

johnbowdenAsked:
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nwtechdeskCommented:
More info?  Did you open services and shut down Exchange? If it's on a server that will no longer host any exchange you are free to shut down all exchange services, delete the data files and uninstall.
johnbowdenAuthor Commented:
everything went ok on the migration
I can shut down the services and delete (will move) the data files but wil that still allow me to remove exchange through the add/remove programs.
johnbowdenAuthor Commented:
Ok, just tried that and I get the same message

The component "Microsoft Exchange Messageing and Collaboration Services" cannot be assigned the action "Remove" because: - One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server. These users must be moved to a mailbox store on a different server or be mail disabled before unintalling on this server
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hamza_ajCommented:
hello, please see this link step by step to remove your exchange, it's too easy just read and follow the instructions:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396
johnbowdenAuthor Commented:
I was able to get it removed. Originally I couldn't remove the users but after I restarted that server, I went back in and was able to delete them. There mail size was zero bytes. After that, I was able to remove exchange and demote the server so all is good

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johnbowdenAuthor Commented:
solved the problem myself
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