Managing Exchange Servers

Remove a Server

You can use the Remove Server option on the Action/All Tasks menu in System Manager to remove a server from Active Directory. You should regard this option as a last resort disaster-recovery tool that you can use if you cannot use the setup program or commands in Control Panel to uninstall Exchange.

To remove a server using Action/All Tasks:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the server object in the console tree.

    System Manager

    1. Administrative Group or Organization
    2. Servers
    3. Server
  3. Right-click the server, select All Tasks, and then click Remove Server. The following error message appears:

    Are you sure that you want to remove Microsoft 
    Exchange server servername? Performing this
    action may cause you to lose mailbox data, public
    folder data, or configuration data related to this
    server. If you are certain you want to remove 
    Microsoft Exchange from a running server, instead
    please run Remove from the Add/Remove Programs 
    function in the control panel.
  4. To remove the server from Active Directory, click Yes.