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Renaming server

What's all involved in renaming a Unity server? I realize I need to reinstall Exchange/Unity. Should I uninstall Unity, then Exchange. Then rename the box and reinstall?<br><br>Also, what is the proper uninstall method for Unity?<br><br>Thanks<br><br>(frustrated because of poor planning)<br>Brent<br><br>


Re: Renaming server

Yeah, you're going to have to kill the box and start over. If it's a POV system (i.e. we're the only Exchange server in town) you can just reformat the hard drive and start over.

If, on the other hand, it's a UM install and you've got subscribers in the directory home on other servers in the Exchange site, you need to remove the Unity properties from that user and all the custom Unity objects from the Exchange directory before reinstalling since they will be "Tagged" as subscribers already and we wont let you make them subscribers again (i.e. we think they're subscribers associated with another Unity server in the same site).

You can do this "manually" but you'll need to use DOHPropKiller which requires a password to get at. As chance would have it, the crack staff at have a tool we've been testing this week that automatically removes all Unity related stuff from your system in one shot (files, directory data, greetings, services, registry stuff etc...). It only works properly on Win2K systems right now... if this is Win2K I'd be more than happy to shoot a copy of it to you (it's about 800k). Head out to at the link below and email me there since our corporate email is off line today and I can get in touch with you that way.

If you're running NT, I'll forward you the password for DohPropKiller for the day and you can go the manual route.

Jeff Lindborg
Unity Product Architect/Answer Monkey
Cisco Systems (new page for Unity support tools and scripts)


Re: Renaming server

I was afraid of that! :/