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Posted on 2014-03-12
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I performed a migration from exch 2010 to exch 2010 (new hardware).

I followed these steps: http://blog.shiraj.com/2011/11/how-to-upgrade-single-server-exchange-2007-to-exchange-2010/

My question is:  Is step H:  accurate.  should I just go into control panel on the old server and remove the old exchange 2010?

The old exchange is on the Active Directory box (I know, bad practice) so cleaning up DNS entries could get messy and I don't want to delete anything that will impact AD.

Any word of advice would be greatly appreciated.

both are physical servers running Windows Server 2008 R2.
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Are you completely decommissioning the old server or just taking exchange off of it?

Step H is correct in that once you've completed your migration you finish the removal by uninstalling Exchange through the Programs applet in control panel.  Part of the uninstall handles the removal of all of the objects and references for exchange from active directory.

You'll want to review your systems once it completes just to make sure you're good but generally if you've properly moved everything you should be ok.

I don't think you'll need to manually remove anything from DNS unless the uninstall fails or you've manually added custom pointers or objects yourself.
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by:Anthony H.
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just taking exchange off.
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Ok then you should be fine.  If you get any errors or if the uninstall fails just post back with what errors you got and whatever log information you have.  

Like I said though if you've followed the steps and migrated everything properly then you should be in good shape.  You've already done the "hard" part.
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Oh... and I'm not sure why it says to DCPROMO the box but if you're only removing Exchange then you definitely don't want to DCPROMO...
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by:Anthony H.
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i'm stuck at removing the federation arbitration mailbox
is there a command to move just that one specific account, the others transferred fine.

http://www.bonusbits.com/main/HowTo:Move_FederatedEmail_and_SystemMailbox_from_One_Store_to_Another_on_Exchange_2010
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[PS] C:\Windows\system32>get-mailbox -arbitration -Database "Mailbox Database 0205684066" | new-moverequest -targetdatab
ase "Mailbox Database 1365124367"
Service 'net.tcp://dk2serv.dknet2.local/Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService' encountered an exception. Error:
MapiExceptionNoAccess: Unable to open message store. (hr=0x80070005, ec=-2147024891)
Diagnostic context:
    Lid: 18969   EcDoRpcExt2 called [length=132]
    Lid: 27161   EcDoRpcExt2 returned [ec=0x80070005][length=202][latency=0]
    Lid: 32881   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 50035
    Lid: 64625   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 1494    ---- Remote Context Beg ----
    Lid: 26426   ROP: ropLogon [254]
    Lid: 56503
    Lid: 12716   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 20794
    Lid: 28474   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 22330   dwParam: 0x0        Msg: 14.01.0218.015:DKEXCHANGE
    Lid: 1750    ---- Remote Context End ----
    Lid: 23354   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 25913
    Lid: 21817   ROP Failure: 0x80070005
    Lid: 26297
    Lid: 16585   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 32441
    Lid: 1706    StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 24761
    Lid: 20665   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    Lid: 25785
    Lid: 29881   StoreEc: 0x80070005
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MoveRequest], MailboxReplicationPermanentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AA88E995,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMoveRequest
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by:Anthony H.
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nevermind, I got it. I had to dismount and remount DB I guess.
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