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Mail server no longer a DNS server safe to remove the NS record

Probably a really stupid question, but we recently moved exchange to a non domain controller (kept the same name). Everything is working well, but I noticed on the DNS server that it is still listed as a Name server and has an NS record for both our internal .loc domain and our external .com domain. I'm 99.999999% sure it is fine to remove it as a NS, but just want to be sure. The DNS role is not even installed on the server any longer.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
answer is the same as in your other question - scavenge the stale dns records
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bhiebAuthor Commented:
But this isn't a stale record since it is a property of the DNS server under Name servers tab. Or will scavenge clean that up too?
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bhiebAuthor Commented:
If so that brings up a bit of a concern, static mappings (even if stale) will it kill those as that would not be ideal?
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bhiebAuthor Commented:
Disregard my 2nd part it will not scavenge statics unless they are set manually to do so. But I'm still not sure on NS. I guess I can wait until it runs and see. If it doesn't remove it, I can remove it manually from the property tab.

But the point of this thread was there is no "Exchange" reason for it to have a NS record correct? It was most likely left behind from the way I had to manually move the Exchange to a new box and the old one also had DNS/DC roles, which the new one does not. To rephrase Exchange doesn't need to be a NS server right?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
sorry...misread
yes, you can remove from the name servers tab and it will remove the NS record; no affect on exchange especially when it is no longer valid
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