Decommissioning and old exchange 2003 server
Posted on 2014-10-06
I have an hybrid environment Exchange 2003/2007/2010.
Right now, we want to take off the last 2 exchange 2003, my first issue where I got stuck is trying to move the public folder replication from one of the exchange 2003 servers. Currently those servers are not replicating with my production environment.
It seems like it has some previous work of decommissioning , in the system manager console\server\public folder\instances , it only shows up 5 folders, most of them look like system folder or hierarchy.
So mainly, my issue is when I tried to move all replicas I got the next error:
ACCESS DENIED ERROR.
ID no: 80070005
Exchange System Manager
I have all exchange admin rights and also get another account with higher permissions also in AD, but I got the same error, also I've read different articles but with no luck.
Already tried to recreate IIS websites to fix this issue, from MS Knowledge but didn't work.
In fact, if try to open up one of those 5 folders, just to check the properties it prompt with windows credentials.
My questions are:
Any idea how can recover those permissions or how can I safely remove this server?
is there any risk if I just uninstall the software?