Migrating SBS 2011 to Server 2012 without Exchange component

Hi,

We have a server with SBS 2011 on it, but incidentally we do not use the Exchange 2010 that comes with it. Instead we use GOOGLE APPS.
I am wondering if someone can give us proper procedure to migrate SBS 2011 to Server 2012 on a new server.
Do we uninstall exchange straight away?? Can someone give us a proper procedure for this so we dont break Active Directory?
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manav08Author Commented:
Striker,

I specifically asked that we are not migrating Exchange server but guides you sent me are about also migrating to EXCHANGE 2013, which I already know how to do...
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
You can uninstall Exchange.  It will clean up AD for you when I un-installs.  As you aren't using it, you can remove it safely.

Of course make an AD backup just in case something does go wrong.

This isn't something that somebody would normally do, so you probably won't find any specific documentation out there.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
First, you perform a FULL BACKUP.  Then, after you've performed a full backup, you perform ANOTHER full backup.  THEN, you uninstall Exchange.  Uninstalling Exchange should not break AD - but we didn't install your server and we don't know what you've installed along the way.  Some odd piece of software could have a weird conflict that makes the whole thing DIE.  PROBABLY not.  Odds are GREAT, it will be FINE.  BUT, that's why you perform BACKUPS.

If you review the migration guides, Uninstalling Exchange is ALWAYS a part of a well written guide.  And basically, if you don't use a component, you can skip it - so you don't have to migrate mailboxes since you have none you care about... but you still have to uninstall.  If you don't use Sharepoint, skip it.

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