Posted by: Roger Crawford
Exchange 2007, SBS, SBS 2003
Well the server from hell started to blue screen this week. It was a SBS 2003 server that someone had decided to treat the server as one would for a Enterprise Server and had it all messed up. This server had many issues and that was one of the reasons that this customer decided to spilt off the parts onto Full Server Servers. Last week when I had been onsite I had done a Sharepoint backup and what I could so we could remove the Exchange 2003 Server and demote this server down. Well that was not the case as the server started to Blue Screen come Monday so the onsite IT guy said no more and shut it down.
I got onsite yesterday and made sure that was what we was going to do for sure and I then went through the process of cleaning AD up from the failed DC and seized the roles over to the Main 2008 DC and cleaned AD and DNS and all those fun parts that are still there. I have the matter of cleaning the orphaned Exchaneg server out of AD so the Exchange 2007 server don’t think it is there anymore. Ya know there is really no good articles on this process and I am still trying to find that article that will help clean up the Exchange 2007 Server from the reminants of the Exchange 2003. When I get that tracked down I will let you know but for the most part looking back on this whole deal it was really simple to do other than all the problems had with the SBS 2003 Server. I did get the Sharepoint restored onto a 2003 Server running in HyperV and that went over real good as the customer had figured it was gone. Now it is getting the new ISA 2006 server in place and publishing either 2008 TS Gateway or a Terminal Server they was still kicking that one around will see where that goes for sure. Well it is off to a weekend of fun at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City with all my children except for my oldest he and his son. They will be missed but the rest of us sure will be thinking of them as we will be playing in the 84 degree warm swimming area.
Til later just Roger