My environment has 2 Exchange 2010 servers. One is the server that hosts all production mailboxes, OABs, OWA, and public folders, while the other server is only to be used as an Archive server (hosting archive mailboxes). Upon implementation of the Archive server, we ran into a problem as all outgoing email started routing through that server. As this server had no rules, nor AV protection at the time, this was a bad scenario. My understanding is that this was as designed, as Exchange will user the Exchange Server with the Hub Transport Role and the most resources available. So, I quickly made a send connector that went from the Archive server back to my primary Exchange server and then out to the Internet. Emails were once again flowing. Anyhow, this is obviously not an ideal situation. So, I'm looking to remove the Hub Transport Role from the Archive server, forcing all email to go out the primary Exchange server.
In initial attempts to use the SP3 setup.exe (and Control Panel) to remove the HT role, there was no option to uncheck the HT box. I then used the command setup.com /Mode:uninstall /Role:HT. That appeared to be successful. Upon trying to run the uninstall via the SP3 setup.exe or Control Panel, it showed that the HT box was greyed out, but clear. However, within the EMC and EMS (get-exchangeserver), it still states that the Archive server has the Hub Transport role.
Any ideas what is going on?
I appreciate any assistance.