SBS 2011 Exchange server disabled but RPC keeps looking for the Exchane Topology

We have migrated a client out to Hosted Exchange and disabled the inhouse exchange services. The event viewer keeps flagging and error Event 1 MSExchange autodiscover THe Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology Service on server localhost cannot be contacted via RPC error 0x6D9

Any ideas on how to clean this up?
grovenetsupportAsked:
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Remove Exchange.

If you have migrated the client out to hosted Exchange, then why bother keep Exchange on the server. Disabling the services just stops Exchange responding to requests - the product is still there, the clients still see it in the domain.

Simon.
grovenetsupportAuthor Commented:
Is it safe to uninstall the Exchange off the SBS 2011 server without causing any other damage?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
As Simon has stated you can safely remove Exchange if you have already migrated to a hosted solution.

Will.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
If you remove Exchange from an SBS server then it will lose some of the wizard functionality - but if you are using a hosted Environment then you have lost that anyway.

Simon.
grovenetsupportAuthor Commented:
Ok but will this stop RPC looking for it?
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
Removing Exchange will remove the Exchange RPC service as well.  This will stop the error.  I would do this as a last resort though.

As Simon said, this will break some of the wizards in the SBS Console.  In addition, you will also get warnings when trying to add users in the SBS Console etc (As it tries to create an email account at the same time).  You may also get errors relating to the SBS Data Collector service because it will try and monitor exchange.

When we've done this in the past we have just disabled all of the Exchange Services.  I don't remember seeing any RPC errors afterwards but its been a while since I've done it.

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