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Turning Exchange off in SBS2008

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I have a SBS2008 installation that is not using the exchange component. With 2003 you could choose not to install exchange but not so with 2008. Does anyone know if there would be any problems with other functionality of the server if I just change the services related to exchange to manual start instead of automatic?  Has anyone done this?
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Rob Williams earned 500 total points
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You can set them to disabled without a problem but keep in mind it is integrated with other services like monitoring and reporting. You will not get daily reports.
Do not try to uninstall.
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Thanks Rob,
I do count on the daily reporting via email. My main reason for wanting to disable exchange is the hugh amount of resources it uses even while idle. Do you know if there is a way to selectively  disable some services to reduce the resource demand ( eg. information store?) while still keeping the minimum running to allow for smtp services (so i can get reports)?
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Exchange does consume a lot of RAM. Exchange is on or it is off, you really can't tweak it from a performance point of view. The way Exchange works is to make use of ALL available RAM, it doesn't matter how much you add. The principle being, why waste it. However Windows will free up that RAM automatically if needed by other services.
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By with it off, you can still go to the server and view the reports in the SBS console, they and alerts are just not e-mailed automatically.
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Thanks Rob,
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