Old Exchange 2003 server decommission.

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We moved all our email from on premise to Office 365 hosted email over a year ago.  A year ago I simply turned my exchange 2003 server off.  The server has been off every since.  We do not use DirSync.  Now I am ready to upgrade to 2012 domain.   What do I need to do about the exchange 2003 server (we are getting rid of the server)?
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Shreedhar EtteTechnical Manager
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Hi,

Please refer this article to uninstall Exchange 2003 gracefully.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/833396

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Commented:
Is it possible to just remove exchange from the active directory.  I don't really need to uninstall from the server because we getting rid of the server immediately.  

Thank you.
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Top Expert 2010
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Please refer this article:
http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/tutorial/Remove-Exchange-2003-from-Active-Directory-to-install-Exchange-2010

Note: Please perform system state backup of your domain controller.

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