delete RUS from exchange 2003 in order to decommission

Greetings,

I am decommissioning a 2003 exchange server. It was powered off for about 2 weeks and there were no issues with the 2010 servers.

Can I just delete the RUS entries rather than redirecting to one of the 2010 servers?

thanks
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Yes, just remove them.  It is part of the exchange 2003 to 2010 guide when decomissioning the exchange 2003 server.
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king daddyAuthor Commented:
thanks. I do realize that I need to remove them but a couple of guides I referenced stated to redirect to another exchange server while others stated delete them. Domain from ESM and enterprise from adsiedit (although I guess they could both be deleted from adsi). Since they are no longer needed I thought delete would be more efficient than redirect.

thanks again
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
RUS is no more required in 2010, so you need to remove it. Follow this
https://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/upgrade-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010---part-ii/

Read Remove Exchange server section.
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Yeah just delete them for they are no longer needed :)
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You will only be able to deleted RUS from the ESM. For the Enterprise RUS it is required to use ADSIEdit to remove the entry.  

Will.
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king daddyAuthor Commented:
done. thanks all
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