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    andriano Guest

    Remove exchange from a site


    We have 2 exchange servers in our site and we want remove the first.
    Which is the procedure ? What can i do ?

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    Philip Flint Guest

    Re: Remove exchange from a site


    "andriano" <edp_anel@internet.gr> wrote:
    >
    >We have 2 exchange servers in our site and we want remove the first.
    >Which is the procedure ? What can i do ?
    >

    Hope this helps


    XADM: How to Remove the First Exchange Server in a Site

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    The information in this article applies to:

    Microsoft Exchange Server, versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.5

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    SUMMARY
    This article outlines the steps necessary to remove the first Microsoft Exchange
    Server computer installed in an Exchange Server site.

    In addition to any mailboxes and public folders, by default the first server
    in a site contains and is responsible for the site folders. Site folders
    consist of the Offline Address Book (OAB) folder, the Schedule+ Free Busy
    Information folder, and the Organizational Forms folder, if one exists. Other
    servers installed in the site rely, by default, on the first server for this
    information. For example, in order for the third server in the site to generate
    the OAB, it must make a connection to the first server. If you remove the
    first server in the site without performing the steps in this article, the
    data contained in these site folders may be inaccessible or lost.

    The first server in the site is also, by default, the routing calculation
    server. The routing calculation server is responsible for updating the site's
    Gateway Address Routing Table (GWART). You also must reassign this responsibility
    before you remove the first server from the site. For additional information
    about doing this, click the article number below to view the article in the
    Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Q162012 XADM: Unable to Change the Routing Calculation Server
    If you have removed the first server in the site before reading this article,
    click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
    Base:
    Q152960 XADM: Rebuilding the Site Folders in a Site
    IMPORTANT: If the first server in the site is also the Key Management (KM)
    Server and you follow the procedure in this article, you may later have problems
    when you try and install KM services on another server in the site. For additional
    information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft
    Knowledge Base:
    Q196161 XADM: Cannot Install Key Management Server in Site



    MORE INFORMATION
    Before you remove the first Exchange Server computer in the site, perform
    the following steps to avoid problems:

    IMPORTANT: If there are any users or public folders (non-site) homed on this
    Exchange Server computer, you must move the mailboxes to another server in
    the site, and you must replicate any public folders to other servers in the
    site, to ensure that you do not lose data. Please refer to the Microsoft
    Exchange Server Administrator Guide, chapters 12 and 15, for more information.


    Offline Address Book:

    Choose a server in the site to contain the OAB.


    Right-click the Public Information Store object, and then click Properties.


    Click the Instances tab.


    In the Public Folders list, click to select Offline Address Book and OAB
    Version 2 (if applicable), and then click Add. This creates a replica of
    these folders on the server you chose in step 1.


    Click OK.


    Using the Exchange Server Administrator program, click the Configuration
    container, and open the properties of the DS Site Configuration object.


    In the Offline Address Book Server list, click the server you chose in step
    1.


    Schedule+ Free Busy Information and Organizational Forms:
    Choose a server in the site to contain the Schedule+ information and the
    organizational forms.


    Using the Exchange Server Administrator program, click the Configuration
    container, click the Servers container, and then click the server you chose
    in step 1.


    Double-click the Public Information Store object.


    Click the Instances tab.


    In the Public Folders list, click to select Schedule+ Free Busy Information
    and Organization Forms, and then click Add. This creates a replica of these
    folders on the server you chose in step 1.


    Click OK.


    This creates an instance for the Schedule+ Free Busy Information folder.
    The original Schedule+ Free Busy Information public folder is removed when
    the first server is removed, and the new instance becomes active.

    Routing Calculation Server:
    Choose a server in the site to be the new routing calculation server.


    Using the Exchange Server Administrator program, click the Configuration
    container, and then double-click the Site Addressing object.


    Click the General tab.


    In the Routing Calculation Server list, click the server you chose in step
    1. You must make some other change in the properties pages to activate the
    Apply button, so that the changes are retained.


    Click the Routing tab, and then click Recalculate Routing.


    Click OK.


    NOTE: Microsoft recommends that the first server in the site be powered off
    or unplugged from the network temporarily after you perform the above steps
    to verify that you have completed this procedure successfully. After you
    verify that the changes work (start a Microsoft Exchange client, and verify
    that you can access the Schedule+ free and busy information of another user
    and can generate an Offline Address Book), leave the first server off the
    network, or powered off, make sure that there are no entries in the Windows
    Internet Naming System (WINS) or Domain Name System (DNS) for the server
    you are removing, and then perform the following steps to permanently remove
    this server from the site:
    Using the Exchange Server Administrator program, click the Configuration
    container, and then click the Servers container.


    Click the first server in the site.


    On the Edit menu, click Delete, or press the DELETE key.


    NOTE: The Microsoft Exchange Schedule+ Free/Busy Connector does NOT move
    automatically and is deleted when the first server is removed from the site.
    If this happens, recreate this object by following the steps in the following
    article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    Q148199 XCLN: Re-creating a Deleted Schedule+ Free/Busy Agent
    To Include Schedule+ Free Busy Information:

    The Schedule+ Free Busy Information site folder is repopulated as users log
    on to Schedule+ and generate changes. During this period some users' free
    and busy information is temporarily unavailable.

    Until a user logs on and makes an appointment (a "busy" time) there is no
    free and busy information to view.


    Regards

    Phil
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