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How do I know who the first Exchange server in an Org is? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have to delete an exchange server from our network. Unfortunately I cant do it cleanly. How can i tell if it is the first Exchange 2003 server in our org?

    Thanks


    Drew

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi Drew

    The first Exchange server usually holds the OAB generator and RUS roles but these could have been moved to another server at some point.  If you follow the guide below (I'm sure you have seen it already) and just skip over anything that you do not find on the server you are deleting.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931

    Cheers, Steve

    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, May 4, 2012 8:27 AM
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:49 PM
  • most objects in AD have a whenCreated attribute.  Look for this.


    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Proposed as answer by emma.yoyo Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Crowley Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:52 AM
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:13 PM

All replies

  • Hi Drew

    The first Exchange server usually holds the OAB generator and RUS roles but these could have been moved to another server at some point.  If you follow the guide below (I'm sure you have seen it already) and just skip over anything that you do not find on the server you are deleting.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931

    Cheers, Steve

    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Friday, May 4, 2012 8:27 AM
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:49 PM
  • most objects in AD have a whenCreated attribute.  Look for this.


    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Proposed as answer by emma.yoyo Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Crowley Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:52 AM
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:13 PM
  • Shut it down for few days even weeks to see if something breaks.
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:34 PM
  • Hi Sam,

    Any updates?


    Frank Wang

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:34 AM
  • Nope.. not yet. The project to retire the server keeps getting put off.

    I think all the roles have been removed from the server so it "could" be off with no issues.

    Thnaks for the replies.

    Friday, May 18, 2012 6:00 PM