I have an old machine that I had been using as a server. It runs Exchange 2003 and I would like to use it as the workstation for someone else on our network as a client computer. We have a new server that runs the exchange mailboxes, etc. now. I was hoping I could install Windows XP Pro and all necessary software so she can use it like the one she currently has. I will need to put an Outlook client one it.
Can you give us more details of what you mean by this please? What do you mean by “client”? Do you want to put an Outlook client on it? Is the exchange server still being used for exchange mailboxes? Thanks.
If you no longer use the exchange functions on that old server, you should be fine. Just turn the machine off for a day and see if anything happens. Then you can reformat and install Windows XP with no worries.
If there are no mailboxes left on the old server, don’t just turn it off. You can turn it off to make sure nothing goes wrong with it off, but then go through the uninstall of Exchange before reformatting the drive. That way it will also be removed from the domain and from AD. Once Exchange is removed you can format the drive and use it however you like.