Demote DC from Exchange Server


I have a Domain Controller running Exchange 2003 in it and another DC.
Anyone have experience demoting a DC from Exchange Server?

Pls advise.


glchua (2)
4/30/2007 8:54:08 AM
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Running dcpromo on a combined E2K3 / DC box is not supported:

Your best bet is to build another temporary E2K3 box, move the resources to 
it, trash the old box and rebuild solely as an E2K3 box, then move 
everything back.  Oh, and you'd then be best off with 1 more DC/GC for 

Neil Hobson
Exchange MVP

"Gabriel Chua" <> wrote in message 
> Hi,
> I have a Domain Controller running Exchange 2003 in it and another DC.
> Anyone have experience demoting a DC from Exchange Server?
> Pls advise.
> Thanks,
> Gabriel

neil.hobson (1158)
4/30/2007 10:14:06 AM

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