How to Delete the Remaining Resources After Removing an Exchange Virtual Server


Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-04

After you delete the Exchange resources of your Exchange Virtual Server, you must manually remove the Windows resources, including the IP Address and Network Name resources. This procedure describes how to delete the remaining resources after removing an Exchange Virtual Server.

Before you start managing your Exchange cluster, you may want to review what constitutes an Exchange Virtual Server and its associated Exchange resources. You may also want to become more familiar with Cluster Administrator—the primary tool used to configure and manage clusters.

Before performing the cluster administration tasks outlined in this chapter, you must be familiar with the clustering concepts described in "Checklist: Preparation for installing a cluster" in the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 Enterprise Edition Online Help and in the Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference.

Also, make sure that you are familiar with "Using Server Clustering" in Planning an Exchange Server 2003 Messaging System and with "Deploying Exchange 2003 in a Cluster" in the Exchange Server 2003 Deployment Guide.

  1. In Cluster Administrator, select the cluster group that contains the Exchange Virtual Server that you just deleted.

  2. In the details pane, right-click IP Address resource, and then click Take Offline.

  3. Right-click IP Address resource again, and then click Delete.

  4. In the Delete Resources dialog box, click Yes.

    This deletes both the IP Address and Network Name resources.

  5. Move the Physical Disk resource by dragging it to another group that is owned by this node.

  6. Delete the cluster group by right-clicking the group in the console tree, and then selecting Delete.

For more information about this procedure, see Managing Mailbox Stores and Public Folder Stores.


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