Removing my Exchanage 2003 server after upgrading to exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have Migrated from exchange 2003 to exchange 2010.  All Mailboxes have been moved and all public folders have been replicated.  I have had the Exchange services on the 2003 server stopped for about a day now and everything is working properly.  I should be safe to remove exchange 2003 right?
Question by:denver218
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    Yes, you should be good to go.

    Also perform a check as per and double check and make sure that everything now had been moved to the Exch 2010 server.

    Things to keep in mind would be:
    1. Mailboxes
    2. PF replicas
    3. OAB

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    Accepted Solution

    Correct article:

    Ignore the article in above post :-)

    - LLL
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    by:Viral Rathod
    I would suggest you to shutdown the exchange server and observe for few days ,if there are no issues then go ahead and remove exchange 2003 using following article.

    Step 13: Removing the Exchange Server 2003 from the Exchange organization
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks guys.  I followed the article and it worked like a charm.  I successfully removed exchange 2003 without any issues.
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    by:Viral Rathod
    Thanks for the update and points, Have a greate day.

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