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  • Question

  • Hi, is there a way to remove exchange server 2007 from AD manually.

    I need to eliminate the server information from AD, because this server was crashed and we want to clean this information.




    JASM
    Friday, September 25, 2009 3:21 AM

Answers

  • Proper and non-risky way is to remove properly from Add/Remove Program since manual remove is not supported as like Exchange 2003.

    How to remove Exchange 2007 from a computer
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    Exchange 2007 is removed differently from earlier versions of Exchange Server. You cannot manually remove Exchange 2007 from a computer. The only supported ways to remove Exchange 2007 are to use Add or Remove Programs or to use the Setup program on the Exchange 2007 CD to remove Exchange 2007 and to remove the Exchange 2007 object from Active Directory.
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    You can recover Exchange 2007 dead server with /RecoverServer setup switch on temporary server and remove it porperly from Add/Remove Program.

    How to Recover a Lost Exchange Server
    Recovering an Exchange 2007 Server using the RecoverServer switch
    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Exchange-2007-Server-RecoverServer-switch.html

    However in worst case you can remove the server from ADSIEdit.msc but it may give you problem at long run and you may need to remove stale server entries from various places..

    CN=Configuration, DC= Domain_Name ,DC=com, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN= <Organization_Name>, CN=Administrative Groups, CN= Exchange Administrative Group (AGname), CN=Servers, CN=<Server Name>

    Amit Tank | MVP – Exchange Server | MCITP: EMA | MCSA: M | http://ExchangeShare.WordPress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Amit Tank Friday, September 25, 2009 5:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andy DavidMVP Friday, October 23, 2009 7:21 PM
    Friday, September 25, 2009 5:26 AM

All replies

  • Proper and non-risky way is to remove properly from Add/Remove Program since manual remove is not supported as like Exchange 2003.

    How to remove Exchange 2007 from a computer
    -==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-
    Exchange 2007 is removed differently from earlier versions of Exchange Server. You cannot manually remove Exchange 2007 from a computer. The only supported ways to remove Exchange 2007 are to use Add or Remove Programs or to use the Setup program on the Exchange 2007 CD to remove Exchange 2007 and to remove the Exchange 2007 object from Active Directory.
    -==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-==-

    You can recover Exchange 2007 dead server with /RecoverServer setup switch on temporary server and remove it porperly from Add/Remove Program.

    How to Recover a Lost Exchange Server
    Recovering an Exchange 2007 Server using the RecoverServer switch
    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Recovering-Exchange-2007-Server-RecoverServer-switch.html

    However in worst case you can remove the server from ADSIEdit.msc but it may give you problem at long run and you may need to remove stale server entries from various places..

    CN=Configuration, DC= Domain_Name ,DC=com, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN= <Organization_Name>, CN=Administrative Groups, CN= Exchange Administrative Group (AGname), CN=Servers, CN=<Server Name>

    Amit Tank | MVP – Exchange Server | MCITP: EMA | MCSA: M | http://ExchangeShare.WordPress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Amit Tank Friday, September 25, 2009 5:39 AM
    • Marked as answer by Andy DavidMVP Friday, October 23, 2009 7:21 PM
    Friday, September 25, 2009 5:26 AM
  • Thanks Amit, just another thing this object was erased from active directory user & computers so, I can execute the receovery procedure.

    I gues that I will use ADSI Edit.


    Thanks!!!!



    JASM
    Friday, September 25, 2009 2:40 PM