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Removing Exchange 2010 roles

The process to remove roles from Exchange 2010 is fairly straightforward.  In order to remove a role or all roles from an Exchange 2010 server, you initiate the process from “Programs and Features.

  • Right-click on “Microsoft Exchange Server 2010”


  • The first screen basically tells you that you are going to enter Exchange 2010 “Maintenance Mode”


  • Sometimes this part can be confusing or non-intuitive….You “uncheck” the roles you no longer want


  • After “unchecking”


  • Exchange 2010 Setup will perform “Readiness Checks” as it does when installing


  • After the readiness checks shown above complete, simply click the “Uninstall” button when it becomes available

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Brandon Lee

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