How do I remove an old Exchange 2000 Server from showing up in my new 2003 domain? I've checked the obvious sites...HELP!
Posted on 2004-04-06
Situation: I had a 2000 AD server with Exch 2000. I (unknowingly unsuccessfully) removed the Exchange 2000 server installation prior to installing a 2003 server on the network. I made the new 2003 server the primary and installed Exchange 2003 on it. I then demoted the old 2000 server and removed it from the network.
Problem: I still have the old 2000 server showing up in the system manager and it WAS the default SMTP server for the domain. I cannot get rid of it since I cannot connect to it anymore. I am now having problems sending mail. All mail is stuck in the oubound queue and goes nowhere regardless of how many times I delete and recreate the default SMTP server and SMTP connector to reflect the new server. I am lost and wondering if I need to start from scratch!
I have referred to article: KBA-260378 but can find nothing useful.
Thanks for any comments you may have.