How to Stop a Clustered Mailbox Server in a CCR Environment

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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

This topic describes how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to stop a clustered mailbox server in a cluster continuous replication (CCR) environment. Stopping a clustered mailbox server makes all data on it unavailable to users and other servers.

Before You Begin

To perform the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Server Server Administrator role and local Administrators group on the node that owns the clustered mailbox server that is being stopped. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

It is not necessary to run this task from the node hosting the clustered mailbox server.


To use the Exchange Management Console to stop a clustered mailbox server

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.

  2. Expand Server Configuration, and then select Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, right-click the clustered mailbox server to be stopped and select Manage Clustered Mailbox Server.

  4. The Manage Clustered Mailbox Server Wizard starts. On the Introduction page, in the Management Action area, select Stop the clustered mailbox server, and then click Next.

  5. On the Stop Clustered Mailbox Server page, in the Stop reason area, type an administrative note describing the reason for the outage, and then click Next.

  6. On the Progress page, click Stop to take the clustered mailbox server offline.

  7. After the clustered mailbox server has been successfully taken offline, the Completion page appears. Click Finish to close the wizard.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to stop a clustered mailbox server

  • Run the following command:

    Stop-ClusteredMailboxServer -Identity <Name> -StopReason:<Comment>

    The task produces the Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus cmdlet output when it completes. This output indicates the state of all services on the clustered mailbox server.


The Stop-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet does not complete until the services associated with the clustered mailbox server have reached a final state, for example, failed or stopped (offline).

For More Information

For more information about the Stop-ClusteredMailboxServer cmdlet, see Stop-ClusteredMailboxServer.

For more information about the Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus cmdlet, see Get-ClusteredMailboxServerStatus.