I am in the process of trying to remove an 03 exchange server (which is also
a domain controller, yes I know...) after the mailboxes etc have been moved
to 2007 server.
I receive the message: The component "Microsoft Exchange Messaging and
Collaboration Services" cannot be assigned the action "Remove" because:
-One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server. These users
must be moved to a mailbox store on a different server or be mail disabled
before uninstalling this server.
Prior to attempting to remove the ex 03 server I followed the instructions
from msexchange.org: "Removing The Last Exchange 2003 Server From Exchange
The 2007 server seems quite happy
I have also followed the steps in MSKB 924170, and no mailboxes are
associted with the old server.
The only thing that looks a bit dirty are some of the old public system
folders, such as EFORMS REGISTRY, OFFLINE ADDRESS BOOK, SCHEDULE+ FREE BUSY
etc. This all show up pn the 2007 but the properties state that info is "Not
available on this server". Are these needed on the 2007 server, can I just
delete them? (we are using outlook 2007)
BTW the public folders and the mailbox stores have both been removed from
the 2003 server via ESM. Perhaps foolishly I also removed "First Storage
Group" from the old server using ESM.
What can I do next to remove the 2003 server?