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Remove one Exchange 2013 server from the organization RRS feed

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  • Hi there!

    We had an Exchange 2013 server playing all roles and providing all services to users. There was an issue where the RPC application pool and Exchange RPC client service was restarting every 20/30 minutes, thus every Outlook client was getting disconnected. We got Microsoft involved but we could not fix the issue at all. The workaround for that was to build a new server and migrate everything across to the new one.

    The new server is solely running for over a week now, and the first server is down. No issues so far! All virtual directory URLs point to CNAME records that in turn point to the new server. Autodiscover, Availability, OOF, OAB, OWA, Outlook, etc all seems to be working fine. The new server is configured for SMTP (send/receive) and the certificate was also migrated over.

    Now I want to remove the old server from the environment, and I just want to confirm whether uninstalling Exchange from Control panel will do the job. Should I pay attention to something particular? Is anyone aware of any manual process that has to be done prior/after uninstalling it completely?

    What if the process get stuck at some point during uninstall? Is there a way of removing it manually from AD?

    Thanks!


    Diego de Azevedo IT Analyst - MCSE, MCITP

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi
      

    Before uninstalling a Exchange 2013 Server,

    • Make sure all the console related to Exchange server are closed
    • Mailbox databases on that server has to be removed
    • There is no option to remove only a single role on Exchange Server 2013
    • If OAB configured, then it has to be reconfigured in other server

    Uninstalling Exchange from Control panel is the only way to achieve your goal.

    Removing exchange manually from AD is not supported now.

    What if the process get stuck at some point during uninstall?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/4726db53-b5ac-488a-a801-a4774ffcdc34/


    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:09 AM
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:09 AM

All replies

  • Hi
      

    Before uninstalling a Exchange 2013 Server,

    • Make sure all the console related to Exchange server are closed
    • Mailbox databases on that server has to be removed
    • There is no option to remove only a single role on Exchange Server 2013
    • If OAB configured, then it has to be reconfigured in other server

    Uninstalling Exchange from Control panel is the only way to achieve your goal.

    Removing exchange manually from AD is not supported now.

    What if the process get stuck at some point during uninstall?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/4726db53-b5ac-488a-a801-a4774ffcdc34/


    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:09 AM
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:09 AM
  • Hi All ;

    After we uninstall the Exchange server 2013 SP1 from current organization; Only one server is remaining in the organization. Unfortunately : outlook office disconnected and with owa the send messages stuck in the Draft folder  .

    We delete and recreate the 5 Default Receive Connectors with the default settings .but the issue still there .

    By the way the uninstall process complete without errors and the uninstalled server no more appear in the ECP.

    Any Suggestion to solve this issue ?

    Regards 

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:50 PM
  • Finally it's solved !!

    After many workaround !

    i run the command 

    Get-ServerComponentState -Identity mail-srv-sa

    found that all components in Inactive status .

    Then i run the tow commands

    Set-ServerComponentState -Identity mail-srv-sa -Component ServerWideOffline -State Active -Requester Maintenance

    Set-ServerComponentState -Identity mail-srv-sa -Component ServerWideOffline -State Active -Requester functional

    then the command: Get-ServerComponentState -Identity mail-srv-sa 

    and ll components in Active status ; restart the exchange services .

    sending and receiving working .  

    • Proposed as answer by Router_eg Friday, November 4, 2016 11:43 AM
    Friday, November 4, 2016 11:42 AM
  • You can also use ADSI Edit to confirm it's been removed, or remove it manually:


    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:13 AM
  • Hola
      

    Antes de desinstalar un servidor de Exchange 2013,

    • Asegúrese de que todas las consolas relacionadas con el servidor de Exchange estén cerradas
    • Las bases de datos de buzones en ese servidor deben eliminarse
    • No hay una opción para eliminar solo una función en Exchange Server 2013
    • Si se configuró OAB, entonces se debe volver a configurar en otro servidor

    Desinstalar Exchange desde el Panel de control es la única forma de lograr su objetivo.

    Eliminar el intercambio manualmente de AD no es compatible ahora.

    ¿Qué pasa si el proceso se atasca en algún momento durante la desinstalación?

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrgeneral/thread/4726db53-b5ac-488a-a801-a4774ffcdc34/


    Terence Yu

    Soporte comunitario de TechNet

    Bueno espero les sirva pero son pasos muy generales los que mi amigo Terence Yu explica hay mas que eso este link me ayudo a mi solo recuerda de que si son varios servidores debes especificar cual server quieres remover link:https://blog.thirdechelon.org/2014/05/how-to-uninstall-exchange-2013-on-server-2012/

    Friday, October 11, 2019 2:26 AM