Removing Exchange

Well, I have thrown in the towel with Exchange Server 2003, it is just
overkill for what we need. When I went to remove it, I got an error
message: Microsoft Exchange Messaging cannot be assigned the action
remove because a user currently uses a mailbox on this server. These
must be moved, etc, etc. I don't recall creating a user's mailbox and
I can't find where to remove it. Can anyone give me a hand here,
please? Thank you

1/4/2005 6:32:50 PM
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> I can't find where to remove it.

this behavior is based on two things:

1) you have still mailboxes on the exchange server, these will be shown up 
in the information stores in the Exchange System Manager.

2) you still have mailbox enabled objects, whichhave never used mail. for 
example a user is mail enabled and has never logged on with outlook.

if one or both situations takes place, you wont be able to deinstall 
exchange until these behaviors are cleared.

For the 1) step, you can just review your ESM who has a mailbox, and then 
delete it for example from the user object with exchange tasks / delete 
mailbox. If you have deleted all mailboxed and exchange will not deinstall, 
then you must search the mail enabled objects.

For that there was a script. Maybe i have it anywhere.
Check the thinks out and if you need more help, i will serach the script for 

Take a notice of the following article, too:

How to remove Exchange Server 2003 from your computer

How to completely remove a Exchange server or the entire Exchange 

How to completely remove Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 from Active 


anonymous (74722)
1/4/2005 6:57:18 PM
Q279220 XGEN: How to Use LDP to Discover Mail-Enabled Users

anonymous (74722)
1/4/2005 7:00:11 PM
On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 19:57:18 +0100, "Roger Wassner"
<> wrote:

>Take a notice of the following article, too:
>How to remove Exchange Server 2003 from your computer

Thank you very much for the advice. After reading this KB article, I
booted to a backed up copy of W2003 Server, that was made prior to the
install, and restored it. Don't like software that doesn't know how to
remove itself. 
Thanks again,

1/4/2005 7:08:13 PM

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