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Hi Everyone,
I have two on premise Exchange Servers, Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013. 

I just migrated my whole Domain and Email over, and everything is working great (Domain Schema, mail routing etc).

I'm just want to confirm with someone, that I can now log into my 2008R2 Server and remove Exchange through Add/Remove programs?

To test to see if everything is working I shut down my old DC and Exchange for a month and all is well, I'm ready to remove them from the network.

This is what my current Exchange 2013 reports:
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I think the Hub transport Role is now part of the Client Access Roll.

There is no DAG or synchronization between the two Servers, just 2013 replacing the old 2010 and I want to remove the physical machine soon.  No fancy setup.

I just wanted to see if anyone had any tips, or if I'm going about it the wrong way.
Should I take the old Database offline before removing the old Exchange?

Any input is appreciated.

Thank you!


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So yes, if all is as you say you may well be ready.

Make sure public folders are replicated if used and then deleted as well as old mailbox databases.
You sometimes get arbitration and other mailbox issues, but follow the error message if any and port here.

Congrats, its not as easy as its looks.

Have you tried turning it off and walking away? The next person can fix it!

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Ok, so I had to do some other stuff, but back to this....
I'm running into the other issues now.

I have deleted the Offline Address book from 2010, and that went okay.

But I still have the old Database, Offline/Dismounted, and it still has the old Mailboxes in it.

Everything is working fine with Exchange 2013, so no complaints there.

I tried using Power Shell and using the command:

Remove-Mailbox -Identity "Tech " -Permanent $true

But it comes back with an error that it can't operate on an Exchange 2013 Server (though I'm running it from 2010 Exchange).

I know the above command deletes the user from AD as well as removes it's mailbox, I was doing it as a test to see how it works, Tech is a dummy with an exchange account.

Any idea how I can remove the old accounts?  I remounted the old database to perform the above command.

Thank you!

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