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THe final step in decommissioning Exchange Server 2003 after upgrade to 2007 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I wonder what is the final or proper steps that you need to do in order to successfully decommission the old Exchange Server 2003 from AD ?

    at the moment I have successfully migrated Exchange Server 2003 into 2007 and mail is working fine.

    However when I run Get-ExchangeServer it is still there but without role assigned 

    here's the result that I mean:

    Name           Site             ServerRole         Edition  AdminDisplayVersion            
    ----           ----             ----------         -------  -------------------            
    Exchange07P01       None            Enterprise Version 6.5 (Build 7638.2: Service Pack 2)
    Exchange07P02       None            Enterprise Version 6.5 (Build 7638.2: Service Pack 2)
    Exchange07P02-VM COMPANY-City1            ClientAccess, HubTransport Enterprise Version 8.1 (Build 240.6)         
    Exchange07P03-VM COMPANY-City1            ClientAccess, HubTransport Enterprise Version 8.1 (Build 240.6)         
    Exchange07R02-VM COMPANY-DRSite-City2        ClientAccess, HubTransport Enterprise Version 8.1 (Build 240.6)         
    Excluster01  COMPANY-City1-City1           Mailbox       Enterprise Version 8.1 (Build 240.6)



    /* Server Support Specialist */
    Friday, April 8, 2011 6:01 AM

Answers

  • Hi Albert,

    Did you remove the exchange 2003 already, how about check the entry information though the ADSI, is there still some entries in it?

    Regards!
    Gavin

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    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:59 AM
    Monday, April 11, 2011 9:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    If you follow this article the exchange server should disappear:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288905(EXCHG.80).aspx

    Leif

    Friday, April 8, 2011 6:32 AM
  • gracefully and successfully right not literally :-)
    /* Server Support Specialist */
    Friday, April 8, 2011 6:37 AM
  • On Fri, 8 Apr 2011 06:37:13 +0000, Albert Widjaja wrote:
     
    >gracefully and successfully right not literally :-)
     
    It will disappear from the Exchange organization but not from the AD
    domain. No matter how hard MS tries they haven't figured out a way to
    make a server dematerialize, although I have a few that I wish would.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Saturday, April 9, 2011 2:35 AM
  • Hi Albert,

    Did you remove the exchange 2003 already, how about check the entry information though the ADSI, is there still some entries in it?

    Regards!
    Gavin

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    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:59 AM
    Monday, April 11, 2011 9:58 AM
  • Not yet, that is why it is still there displayed in the Powershell Get-ExchangeServer cmdlet.

    this weekend I'll prepare the Uninstallation.


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    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:55 AM
  • Hi Albert,

    Any update for yor issue?

    Regards!
    Gavin

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    Friday, April 15, 2011 6:22 AM
  • not yet, tomorrow I'll do the weekend work to test it out Gavin.
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    Friday, April 15, 2011 6:34 AM