Friday, October 21, 2016

Learn How to Uninstall Exchange Server 2010 Step by Step?

In this article, we are going to discuss 'how to uninstall exchange server 2010 step by step'. As you know that the technology is upgrading day by day therefore many new version of Exchange servers are also being updated accordingly. As the new edition of Exchange server is updated so many new features are upgraded as well latest version. After knowing about the useful features, most of the users need to migrate all their data to latest Exchange server, i.e. Exchange 2013 or 2016. To utilize all their data in a proper way on Exchange Server 2013 after migration from Exchange 2010, users need to remove Exchange 2010 Server from Domain. In the following section, we will discuss in more detail about the need and way to uninstall Exchange Server 2010 step by step.
How to uninstall exchange server 2010?

Need to Decommission Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server

The services are increasing and the data is migrated to Exchange Server 2013, users need to remove legacy Exchange Servers. These servers should be properly uninstalled in a manner to avoid the further issues that are due to orphaned objects. It is not correct to simply shut down the server. Apart from taking the regular backup from the server, there are some decommissioning steps such as removing monitoring systems, hardware disposal, etc.

Procedure to Uninstall Exchange Server 2010

Once the data is migrated to the latest Exchange Server, users can now remove exchange 2010 server after 2013 migration. Therefore, they can utilize server data easily without any issue. Users can follow the systematic procedure to uninstall Exchange Server as mentioned below:
Step 1:
Firstly, verify the existing mailboxes on Exchange Server 2010. For this, users need to run a command, Get-Mailbox-Server “ServerName,” after running the command it should return Empty.
uninstall exchange server 2010 - get mailbox server name
Users also need to move the discovery search mailbox as well by running the mentioned commands:
  • For moving mailboxes from Exchange Server 2010 to 2013
    Get-Mailbox-Server “Exchange2010” | New-MoveRequest –TargetDatabase “MDB2013”
  • Moving specific database from Exchange Server 2010 to 2013
    Get-Mailbox-Database “MBD2010” | New-MoveRequest –TargetDatabase “MBD2013”

Step 2:
Now, check on Exchange Server 2010 for the abbreviation mailbox after that move all of them by running the mentioned command:
Get-Mailbox-Arbitration-Server “Exchange2010” 
uninstall exchange server 2010 - get mailbox arbitration server

Get-Mailbox-Arbitration-Server “Exchange2010” | New-MoveRequest –TargetDatabase “MBD2013” 
new move request - uninstall exchange server 2010

Step 3:
Once it is done then, confirm that the entire database is removed.
uninstall exchange server 2010 step by step
Step 4:
Remove the offline address book of Exchange Server 2010.
uninstall exchange 2010 - remove offline address book
Step 5:
Now click on Start >> Run >> appwiz.cpl >> click add or remover programs >> select Exchange Server 2010 >> clear check boxes >> choose uninstall option.
Step 6:
Now, a Window will appear, click on Next option to continue.


Exchange server update, forces users to switch their data to updated edition. However, after migrating the data it is important to uninstall Exchange 2010 from the system. In the above discussion, we have discussed the method to uninstall Exchange Server 2010 step by step from the system.


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