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Confirm Exchange 2003 is removed from AD and the Email Organization RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I ran 2 Exch Svrs for years.  Last year I added 2 Exch Svr 2010 Svrs.  A few months ago I removed 1 of the 2003 Exch Svr fine.  This other server was down for a month so I figured it was OK to remove.  NOTE -I format the server afterwards. I tried to uninstall Exchange 2003, it looked good for a while.  At the end I got

    [10:17:52] !!!!!!!!!!Setup completed successfully!
    [10:18:24]  CComBOIFacesFactory::QueryInterface (f:\titanium\admin\src\udog\bo\bofactory.cxx:54)
               Error code 0X80004002 (16386): No interface.

    Most Exch services were removed, but not all.  The uninstall program was removed.

    I could load Server Manager and removed the server from the Admin Group.

    How can I confirm Exchange 2003 is truly removed from AD and the Email Organization...?

    Thanks, Tom...


    Tom Karpowski...

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:35 PM

Answers

  • Hello Tom,

    You can run the below command and check the output.

    "Get-ExchangeServer" which will list the Exchange servers present in your organization.

    Regards,

    Praveen.

    • Marked as answer by Tom Karpowski Thursday, February 26, 2015 9:09 PM
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:45 PM

All replies

  • Hello Tom,

    Good Day...

    UnInstallation can be done in 2 ways

    Manual uninstallation which can be done from Control Panel

    Another way removing from Registry level, for that below are the links.

    Request you to please follow the articles

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2003/migration-deployment/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html

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    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:00 AM
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:51 PM
  • Hi Tom,

    Agree with above suggestion, you can refer to these links and remove the exchange server from your organization completely.

    I also recommend you refer to the following article to remove the legacy exchange server:

    How to Remove the Last Legacy Exchange Server from an Organization  

    Best regards,


    Niko Cheng
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:15 AM
  • Hi,  I think I did all that.

    How can I confirm it worked OK even though that server will never come back on-line....?

    Can I raise it's functional level to test like in AD...?

    Thanks,


    Tom Karpowski...

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:01 PM
  • Hi Tom,

    Good Day...

    Before raising the Function level Shut down the Server and check if there any issues raised, form the Users.

    Becuase once after raising the functional level in AD itt cannot be reversed as per my knowledge.

    Regards,

    Praveen

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:28 PM
  • How do I know the last Exchange 2003 server is out of the Organization...?

    I was using raising the functional level as an example.

    Thanks,


    Tom Karpowski...

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:24 PM
  • Hello Tom,

    You can run the below command and check the output.

    "Get-ExchangeServer" which will list the Exchange servers present in your organization.

    Regards,

    Praveen.

    • Marked as answer by Tom Karpowski Thursday, February 26, 2015 9:09 PM
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:45 PM
  • The above showed only the 2 Exch 2010 Svr .  Yeah...!

    Now I can create Address Lists and select recipients within an AD OU.  Before I couldn't.  To select recipients for the Address List, I had to filter by field in an AD object.  Yeah...!


    Tom Karpowski...

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 9:13 PM