Solved

Remove email roles from SBS 2011 server

Posted on 2015-01-27
2
133 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-08
One of our offices has a Windows server running SBS 2011.
It used to do email via Exchange (albeit in a very unusual way), but I've moved all of the users across to our Office 365 cloud email.
I've got an exported copy of each mailbox as a PST file in case I need them, and now I'd like to change the way the server works by removing or disabling the Exchange role.
I don't want to damage the AD configuration though because this server is also a domain controller.

What's the best thing to do here?

The main reason for wanting to do this is to:

1.

regain the system resources (RAM, CPU and HDD) so that we can move our MSSQL/.NET application back onto this server

2.

stop "autodiscover.domain.com" errors in Outlook caused by DNS roles on this server despite the external DNS zone file records all pointing to the Office365 server
0
Comment
Question by:Reece Dodds
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Larry Struckmeyer MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 40574364
Hi:

Just change the public MX and Auto Discover records and if needed set all the exchange services on the SBS to disabled.
0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:Reece Dodds
ID: 40653228
Have done this and there appears to be no adverse effects except the odd SSL certificate lookup error but that is due to dns settings within the DC I think.
0

Featured Post

Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article outlines the process to identify and resolve account lockout in an Active Directory environment.
This article describes my battle tested process for setting up delegation. I use this process anywhere that I need to setup delegation. In the article I will show how it applies to Active Directory
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question