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How to remove a second Exchange 2007 and a second Mailhub server

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Dear experts

We have two Exchange 2007 SP1 Servers Enterprise Edition and two Windows 2008 Mailhub Servers installed. After our company shrank it makes no sence anymore to have two Exchange and two Mailhub servers in place and I need to remove the second Exchange and the second Mailhub. This is also because I need them for other purposes.

What I already did is moving all the mailboxes to the remaining Exchange Server. I also did a test-shutdown of the two servers I want to remove and all the users could still send and receive all e-mails while these servers were down.

Now, as I don't have very much experience with uninstalling Exchange 2007 and I read a lot of Technet articles where they talked about moving Public Folders or Offline Address Books in such a case, I would like to ask you what exactly I have to do.

In the Exchange Management Console I see that the remaining Exchange server is the Generation Server for Offline Address Books. So I guess there is nothing to do for me on that side, right?

For the Public Folders however I couldn't find any setting in the EMC. Now, can I straight uninstall Exchange 2007 (via control panel > Programs and Features) from the second Exchange and the second Mailhub or do I have to do something prior to that? If yes, what exactly.

And after uninstalling Exchange are there other tasks to execute, maybe in Active Directory?

Thanks a lot for your help.
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