RE: Demote an Exchange server that's on a DC?

  • From: "adrian bolzan" <abolzan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:19:56 +1100

 Hi Michael,

Thanks for your reply.

Oh well, nothing is ever simple.

From what I have read today on this list I think moving my Echange
server from a DC is a wise move.
And again, from reading, I believe moving mailboxes between servers is
not a horiffic process with Exchange 2003, although the process may take
me a bit of time and some practice, as I have never built an exchange
server before.

Our CA is on another DC.

When you say "> That being said - some things will still break, I
think.", do you mean on the exchange side or the DC side?

Cheers,
Adrian
  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael B. Smith [mailto:michael@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Monday, 17 January 2005 2:03 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Demote an Exchange server that's on a DC?
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> 1) It doesn't. The scenario associated with doing disaster 
> recovery of an SBS server is horrific (IMO - obviously, it 
> works, but I hope you've practiced it before you have to do 
> it the first time!).
> 
> 2) You have to move Exchange services to another server, 
> deinstall Exchange, demote the server, reinstall Exchange, 
> move Exchange services back to the first server. This is the 
> only supported mechanism.
> 
> That being said - some things will still break, I think. I'm 
> considering specifically the situation of an enterprise CA 
> being installed on that box too.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: adrian bolzan [mailto:abolzan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 5:47 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Demote an Exchange server that's on a DC?
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I have seen a lot of posts that recommend not placing an 
> Exchange server on a DC.
> 
> I have a coupel of questions here:
> 
> 1. How does SBS get around the problems that everyone mentions?
> 2. To resolve some of these conflicting issues will a 
> demotion of the DC server that Exchange is hosted on be 
> enough?  OR would we need to go through a whole 
> uninstall/reinstall of Win2K3 and Exchange 2K3?
> 
> 
> Thanks for any thoughts,
> 
> Adrian
> 
> 
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