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Remove SharePoint and SQL from SBS 2003 before Migration?

Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I am migrating from SBS 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010.  I am using the following instructions as base guide: http://demazter.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/migrate-small-business-server-2003-to-exchange-2010-and-windows-2008-r2/

I am considering completly removing MS SharePoint and SQL off the SBS 2003 server before I migrate the server.  Reason is because we no longer use MS SharePoint or SQL and I want to have the server in its simplest form to increase the chances of a clean migration.  The first attempt at migration ended in disaster so I am being extra careful and addressing every possible issue.

Does this seem like an unnecessary move or a good plan?

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