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I am working on a project to decommission two of our Exchange 2003 public folder servers. We will be keeping one 2003 PF server that due to a legacy application that relies on PF's and will not work in our 2010 environment. I have already replicated all  public folders (other than the legacy apps) to our new 2010 servers. I now need to decom the two of the old servers. My question is, should I use Add/Remove Programs to remove exchange from them or just delete the databases and use ADSIedit to remove all Exchange info?

I am super stressed about this... any help appreciated.
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
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Add/Remove programs is ALWAYS the preferred way to do things.
What I would suggest that you do first is drop the Public Folder database. You may then get a prompt where you can select the other public folder database. Then drop the mailbox database on that server. Stop all of the Exchange services and the uninstall should go with very few hitches.

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