Re: how to safely remove exchange from sbs 2003



Amen! It does sound like he may looking to use this box as a file server or
web server only. In that case, what would your recommend ?

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Regards,
Mark Crall
Systems Engineer
Charlotte Tech Care Team / Carolina VoIP
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Charlotte SBS Group Leader - www.sbs-charlotte.com
Direct: (704) 248-8328 x33

If you think installing patches and security updates is expensive, try not
installing them...
"SuperGumby [SBS MVP]" <not@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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I strongly suggest neither uninstalling Exchange nor disabling it's
services. Exchange is the single most integrated part of SBS. Other than
patching it you can ignore it if you wish (and are loony), lock it down so
that it is not available from the internet, whatever. But at least leave
the Administrator account active in Exchange and check it from the internal
network via OWA if you must (otherwise ignore it, that is).

eg. SBS monitoring reports and alerts flow through Exchange. (TTBOMK this
cannot be changed)
eg. SBS FAX notifications can be passed through Exchange.
eg. Sharepoint notifications I think _must_ go through Exchange (I can't
think of a way to modify them to use some other server).
eg. my AV notifications and status use SBS SMTP to pass information.

I advise the OP to use google to search this group for terms like 'first
SBS install' and 'install three times'.

Do a 'bog standard' SBS installation, play around with all SBS features,
get to know the system. Then strip it bare and play with your halfSBS,
feel the pain of what's missing.

"Mark Crall" <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Hi,
The prior advise is all excellent. If you are still determined to
uninstall Exchange (your original question), simply put Disk 1 in (or the
DVD) and run the installation program (I forget what it is called on the
splash screen). It will look like you are installing SBS for the first
time but will go quickly to a menu that you can put in Maintenance mode
and uninstall Exchange.

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Regards,
Mark Crall
Systems Engineer
Charlotte Tech Care Team / Carolina VoIP
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Charlotte SBS Group Leader - www.sbs-charlotte.com
Direct: (704) 248-8328 x33

If you think installing patches and security updates is expensive, try
not installing them...
"Abraham Andres Luna" <brag1518@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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thanks for the advice

"Jeff Teel" <jdteel@RMoveThis sugardog.com> wrote in message
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This is apparently your first experience with SBS by the questions you
are asking. Don't take offence to my first statement......asking
questions is one way you learn and that's one things you will do if you
spend much time here in this newsgroup. Learning from folks who have
"been there" is a good resource to have. Along with Cris and Kevin's
suggestions I would also advise giving yourself some time to "look
under the hood" of the operating system and see how it functions as a
complete install before you decide to remove parts and pieces. You may
discover after some time that you will be glad you did.

Just my 2 cents worth.
Jeff

"Abraham Andres Luna" <brag1518@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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hello everyone,

we just purchased a sbs 2003 server, and i'm having trouble finding
resources on the internet to manage the server. i am attempting to
secure the server because the default installation is open. how do i
safely remove exchange 2003 to get rid of the shares and services
because exchange doesn't show up in add/remove programs. i found the
article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396/?FR=1

that says to use the registry. i would rather use the setup program so
i don't mess up the iis install and the server.

thank you for your help.












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