I have an existing 2003 Active directory domain with Exchange 2003 running.
When I started there were 4 exchange 2003 servers, and we are consolidating into one, with a view to upgrading the one server when we are finished.
Currently there is one server that I am shutting down for good, and would like to remove it from Exchange. I have worked through MS KB833396 Article which says ideally you can run exchange setup to remove exchange and it will remove that server's exchange from the domain. It hasn't worked however. I have attached the error in a screenshot.
There is a manual way in the KB article, but I don't actually care about exchange being on the server which seems to be the manual way. I can just turn the server off.
I wanted to remove it cleanly from Exchange on the domain so a dead exchange server doesn't appear in Exchange. Previous administrators have done this, so there are 4 other exchange servers in exchange that don't actually exist any more.
Any ideas on how to remove exchange from an existing server so it removes that server from the network in Exchange?
Also, any ideas on how to remove the old exchange servers that no longer exist from exchange?
Thanks in advance,