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Removing exchange from server running WSS

  Asked By: Quintin    Date: Jun 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1127

I have setup / moved Exchange to a new server, I need to remove
exchange from the old server. Is there an issue with removing exchange
from the server, will there be any effect on WSS?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Fred Rios     Answered On: Jun 26

Which version of Exchange and which version of WSS? Always include

Depending on the combination of versions you might have some issues with
IIS settings. From a high level it should be fine though.

Answer #2    Answered By: Donnie Drake     Answered On: Jun 26

I can't see how removing  Exchange from a server  would have any effect  on
your WSS, unless they are both on the same box for starters. Moving Exchange
from one system to another involves a number of issues, moving mailboxes,
routing, MX records etc. Integration of your exchange  with WSS involves,
primarily, the settings for your outbound E-mail, and that would simply be a
matter of changing your pointer in Central Administration.

I suggest you take a look at this article How to remove the first Exchange
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931> 2003 server before moving on.

Answer #3    Answered By: Nathaniel Henderson     Answered On: Jun 26

WSSv2 and Exchange 2003 were able to co-exist on the same machine and in
the same IIS web site via exclusions. It wasn't recommended/supported
(except under SBS 2003), but it was possible and uninstalling Exchange
could potentially have side effects on the WSS instance in that case.

Hence the need for version numbers and more information.

Answer #4    Answered By: Tanner Moss     Answered On: Jun 26

Hence the comment, unless they are both on the same box.
I appreciate the clarification as I was unaware of the co-existence

Answer #5    Answered By: Bobby Boyd     Answered On: Jun 26

There is an old thread that discusses this very point and what the fix
was. I would suggest searching from the main sharepointdiscussions yahoo

Answer #6    Answered By: Sean Perez     Answered On: Jun 26

Well, we were able to remove exchange  from the server  without issue,
SharePoint continues to run properly and there was know effect  on

There was two one things we did need to do 1. uninstall SMTP and
resinstall 2. Point the outgoing mail server to the new exchange

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