Remove the powered off Mailbox server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    During the migration activity(From Physical to Virtual) we have powered off one of our exchange 2007 mailbox server. Due to some miss understanding that server was formatted before uninstalling exchange 2007 mailbox role. 

    Please suggest how to remove the server from inventory, as it still show the existence of the server in exchange console. 

    Please suggest.....


    Monday, February 25, 2013 11:51 AM


All replies

  • Bring up another server with the same name - physical or virtual - doesnt matter -  it can be a virtual with 2GB of RAM - doesnt matter.

    then recover Exchange on it since its configuration is still in AD.

    How to Recover a Lost Exchange Server

    Once its rebuilt with Exchange on it

    Run setup again and gracefully remove Exchange. That is the only supported method.


    Monday, February 25, 2013 1:59 PM
  • Hi

    The manual removal of Exchange 2007 is not supported. I suggest you recover the new exchange server using

    Setup /M:RecoverServer , then run Add or Remove Programs to remove Exchange 2007.

    More information:

    How to remove Exchange 2007 from a computer

    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:57 AM
  • Andy suggestion is appropriate in this situation.

    Thanks Prem P Rana MCSA Messaging 2003 MCSE 2003 Server MCTS MCITP Exchange 2007, 2010 Gurgaon, India

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:18 PM
  • will try and update ASAP.....
    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:22 AM