Shutting down Exchange Server on SBS2003

We are in the process of moving to Office365 premium and need to know how to "shut off" Exchange 2003 (part of the SBS 2003 server).  We will individually export/import PSTs for the 15 users to the cloud service so there is no migration path like a "Cutover Migration", Outlook Anywhere, etc.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
You will need to uninstall it via the Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs> Small Business Server> change the components and uninstall Exchange.

Once you start, you will need SBS Disk 2 to uninstall it and if you don't have one, I can give you the credentials to my NAS box to download it.


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James HIT DirectorCommented:
It is not recommended you try to turn off this function. It is part of the operating system and attempting to manipulate it will have adverse affects. If you truly no longer require Exchange, then you should consider going with just a standard server OS and avoid the headache. Besides this, 2003 is ending official support and you should look to migrate to 2008 at the very least.
Hello WorldCommented:

If you have moved all mailbox and public folder, mail flow to Office 365, I recommend you can shut down local Exchange server for few days for testing. I find an article about remove first Exchange server in a site:
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
FYI - If you have an SSL certificate (real - trusted one - not the SBS self-issued one), then you can perform a migration to Office 365 happily and you don't need to perform an export to .PST and then import to 365.

USER8719Author Commented:
Thanks Alan.  Hopefully, I have Disc 2 somewhere. We are buying Office365 Premium from GoDaddy and they said they only do the export/import PST process. :-(
Also, to other commenters:
This SBS2003 box is going away.  There is a Server 2008 R2 box waiting to be put on the domain and take over as DC, etc.
Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
You don't have to buy it from GoDaddy - you can buy it direct from Microsoft and they have an easy setup process with GoDaddy to setup the domain, then you can migrate if you prefer.

More than happy to help you through the process if you need it.  Have about 1000 365 mailboxes we have migrated so far!!

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