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

  • From: "adrian bolzan" <abolzan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 10:20:33 +1100

Hi Andrew,

Thanks, again.

I will use the longer but supported method.

Cheers,
Adrian
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew English [mailto:andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Monday, 17 January 2005 12:33 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Demote an Exchange server that's on a DC?
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> I think there is away to demote the server to with Exchange 
> installed but for safety sake I would do the way I suggested 
> and you clarified. 
> 
> Andrew
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: adrian bolzan [mailto:abolzan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 6:33 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Demote an Exchange server that's on a DC?
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
>  Hi,
> 
> Comments in-line.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Andrew English [mailto:andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, 17 January 2005 10:20 AM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Demote an Exchange server 
> that's on a DC?
> > 
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > 
> > Oh I see. :)
> > 
> > You have to make sure that your sites cert matches your 
> sites internet 
> > name. So for instances if your mail site is 
> mail.adrianssite.com you 
> > certs Netbios name must be mail.adrianssite.com.
> 
> 
> 
> Yes, I understand that now.  I will have to create a new 
> certificate, although I might move it to a FE server.
> However, the problem still tsnds that I cannot edit turn off 
> the 128-bit encryption in Exadmin as the buttons are greyed 
> out.  At the same time, SSL is working.
> 
> 
> 
> You should have a look for the ISA 2004 
> > Exchange Kit.zip on ISAserver.org to help you understand 
> how SSL has 
> > to be configured, if you don't use ISA that's okay, just 
> look at the 
> > SSL configuration part.
> > 
> 
> I will look at that.  Thanks.
> 
> 
> > My suggestion about moving Exchange still stands. 
> > 
> 
> 
> So, rather than just simply demote the server, whilst leavign 
> exchange on it I should:
> 1. move milboxes temporarily to another server (I only have 
> some hi-spec PC boxes) 2. remove exchange from the original 
> DC 3. demote the server 4. re-install exchange 5. move 
> mailboxes back to the new server.
> 
> What I would prefer to do is:
> 1. demote the server
> 
> Is that possible or a good idea?
> 
> Cheers,
> Adrian
> 
> 
> 
> > Andrew
> > 
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: adrian bolzan [mailto:abolzan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 6:17 PM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Demote an Exchange server 
> that's on a DC?
> > 
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > 
> >  
> > Hi Andrew,
> > 
> > Thanks for your prompt reply.
> > 
> > I misinformed you.
> > 
> > The two questions were somewhat independent of one another.
> > 
> > We do not use SBS- we have two Win2K3 servers, both DC's, 
> one of which 
> > hosts Exchange 2K3.
> > 
> > The SBS question was more for general info about how SBS 
> gets around 
> > the issues reported when exchange is hosted on a DC.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Adrian
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Andrew English [mailto:andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > Sent: Monday, 17 January 2005 10:09 AM
> > > To: [ExchangeList]
> > > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Demote an Exchange server
> > that's on a DC?
> > > 
> > > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> > > 
> > > Providing you can do this and someone else will have to 
> clarify it. 
> > > 
> > > Install Win2k3 Standard Server on another box, and join it
> > to your SBS
> > > like you join your workstation (do not run DCPROMO), then install 
> > > Exchange as Microsoft recommends.
> > > 
> > > In your ESM you will see there is a primary Exchange box which is 
> > > currently your SBS machine, so simply move all the mail
> > boxes over to
> > > your new box, and make it the primary box.
> > > Then uninstall Exchange off your SBS machine, unless you
> > want to have
> > > FE and BE Exchange boxes.
> > > 
> > > Andrew
> > > 
> > > 
> > > -----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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