Tue, Nov 17 2009 22:13
Migration Step Twenty Nine and a half: Uninstalling the Exchange 2003
You must uninstall Exchange Server 2003 from the Source Server before you demote it. This removes all references in AD DS to Exchange Server on the Source Server. You must have your Windows Small Business Server 2003 media to remove Exchange Server 2003.
To remove Exchange Server 2003 from the Source Server, click Windows Small Business Server 2003 in Add or Remove Programs, and then click Remove. Follow the instructions to finish the procedure.
We're now at the step on step 29 where we are ready to remove the Exchange 2003. We've already done a dry run of turning off the SBS 2003 box (but keep in mind with the 2k3 box still in the active directory of SBS 2008 it makes the rebooting of that box kinda dicey as it makes the AD in the SBS 2008 box not the happiest in the world. The server still runs just fine, but it drags it's feet a bit booting up as it's looking for the turned off SBS 2003.
Stick Disk 2 in the cdrom, or stick the disk 2 iso in the HyperV cdrom drive.
click on Windows SBS 2003 (not the r2)
Click on change/remove, then click next. In my case it warned me I had the system on a machine with more than two processors and click next.
Go down to the Exchange server section pull the arrow key down and click change the check mark to remove.
Confirm that you'll remove Exchange
The removal begins
It will then want the location of of the cdrom.
(note, do-do brain me downloaded the disk two of the SBS 2003 service pack 1 media. I'm now remote to the box at home and in my Jammies and can't walk over to the dvd drive and give it a disk. So I'm having to download the right disk 2 to remove the exchange. So step we're going to stop here at step twenty-nine and a half where I give the box the RIGHT disk 2 will have to wait until tomorrow. If for whatever reason you have a disk with a non functional cdrom drive you can always download the ISO, or convert it to an ISO and feed it into a usb drive and then mount the media using magicdisc )
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