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On my exchange server (which is in the domain but not a DC) I get the following message in my applications event log

"Following master server DN appears to be pointing to a deleted object. This may prevent Exchange Routing Service from functioning properly. Please check your DS setting. <CN=LAMB2K\
DEL:490f9965-b7f0-43b7-8112-d8802c9c4a41,CN=Servers,CN=First Administrative Group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=W T Lamb,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=lambsbricks,DC=com"

This reference to lamb2k is an old server which used to be our mail server. It is now gone (formatted and renamed)
When I run ADSIEDIT, I can find refenrence to this "ghost server" - but I am loathe to change it in case I stuff up the whole server and nothing works (as far as the users are concerned there are no known issues at the moment)

I am running win2k3 o/s and win2k exchange.

Anyone got any ideas.

Thanks

Chris
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You can delete the orphaned server object with no problem.  Since I'm not there, and may be misunderstanding you, make absolutely sure you have a full backup, including system state, of one of your DCs prior to doing this.

That being said, I have run into this several times.  After deleting a 5.5 server, a server object will remain in the configuration container in AD.  Deleting them has never been a problem.

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Where are we at with this?

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Sorry for the delay, but I have been getting my facts right.
I have now found out that you cannot run Exchange 2000 on Windows 2003 O/S and it comes up with all sorts of errors including group schedules not working properly and a whole host of other problems which I encountered and can be seen on my other call "exchange 2k server down - pls help..." -
I didn't use your thoughts but I thanks for answering - I shall award the points to you in the hope that this would have worked.
Cheers
Chris
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