Demoting Windows2003 Servers and Exchange Settings in AD Sites and Services

I am in the process of updating my AD2003 to ADS2012.  So far I have two Windows 2003 ADS/DC left in my environment.   When I go to Active Directory Sites and Services and expand my servers I only see one server with the Exchange Settings folder although it is empty in the right panel, it is listed on my Windows2003.  Should there be Exchange Settings under my windows 2012 ADS/DC servers before I demote that Windows 2003 Server?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Those Exchange settings folder that you see in Sites and Services is from a Legacy Exchange server 2000/2003. If you no longer have those Exchange Server versions in your domain you can safely remove that folder after DC has been properly demoted.

New versions of Exchange do not store information in Sites and Services directly.

So to answer your question, you should not have Exchange Settings folder under your 2012 DC's


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