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Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Peter Hatzis, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Hmm, well since you've tested it, and it works, go for it. Maybe what the
    point of demoting the machine with Exchange on it is because Exchange won't
    run. But then again, I'm somewhat surprised it worked.


    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 6, 2009
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  2. Hello Ace Fekay [MCT] and Peter Hatzis,

    We are not complete correct with our statement about demoting a DC with Exchange
    installed is not possible, it may work BUT:

    Demoting a DC with Exchange installed is a NOT supported option:
    "If you are running Exchange Server 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 on a domain
    controller, using the domain controller promotion tool (DCPromo) to change
    the computer role is not supported, and is known to break components such
    as Microsoft Outlook® Mobile Access."


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Aug 8, 2009
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  3. Thanks, Meinolf. I was trying to find that article. I knew that Exchange
    locks on to itself (on the DC) for DSAccess and won't fail over to another
    DC/GC(as that article does say), and the fact of the DCs disabling
    write-cache, which greatly affects Exchange.

    But I think Peter's quest is to rebuild it with Exchange on it again. If I
    were him, if the budget allows, put it on a member server and move Exchange
    from the DC over to it.


    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 8, 2009
  4. Hello Ace Fekay [MCT],

    Fully agreed. :)

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Aug 9, 2009
  5. :)
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 9, 2009
  6. Peter Hatzis

    Peter Hatzis Guest

    Hello everyone. I completed the task in the production server with no
    problems. I followed your instuctions and now exchange runs on a member
    server. I have not tested the Microsoft Outlook® Mobile Access mentioned to
    "break" as Meinolf indicated. Will do.

    Many thanks to everyone for helping.
    Regards, Peter

    Peter Hatzis, Aug 13, 2009
  7. Hello Peter,

    You're welcome. Feel free to post again when additional problems occur.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Aug 13, 2009
  8. You are welcome!

    To check Exchange external functionality, including OMA and ActiveSync,
    visit Microsoft's test site:

    Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 13, 2009
  9. Peter Hatzis

    Peter Hatzis Guest

    Cool, thanks again!!

    Peter Hatzis, Aug 13, 2009
  10. You're welcome!
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 14, 2009
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