I recently picked up a new client that has a broken SBS 2003 server. We virtualized it to new hardware and it was running OK for several days but now it is giving a stop error as soon as the administrator account is logged in.
This company has not ever used their Exchange 2003. The previous IT admin had disabled the Exchange services. They are now interested in using Exchange and my plan was to get the old Exchange working long enough to install Exchange 2010, decommission the 2003 server, then migrate to Exchange 2013.
Now I'm wondering if I can just ignore or blow out the old Exchange from AD completely and install fresh. This KB has instructions to remove an Exchange server with ADSIedit but I'm not sure that these steps would remove enough to be able to successfully install Exchange 2013 on another server in the domain. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396
There is currently another Windows 2012 domain controller, and I have a license for another 2012 or can downgrade to 2008 if necessary.