I plan to demote and remove my SBS 2003 server from my domain with two existing 2008 and 2012 domain controllers. It is recommended that the Exchange component be removed first. I do not plan to use Exchange in the domain going forward.
I selected Add /remove programs - Small Business server - from the list of components I chose "remove" for Exchange. Things moved along to a pop-up stating that "the organization ACMECO will be removed from the Windows Active Directory"
Our domain name is ACMECO.local. Of course I am worried that I am about to destroy my ACMECO.local domain of 35 users.
This removal process cannot be cancelled.
My explicit question: will this procedure just remove Exchange and leave my ACMECO.local as it was but modified to reflect the absence of Exchange? Or is this a horrible mess about to happen?
Thanks very much,