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cannot start smtp server after disasterrecovery

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Here's the scenerio. I'm moving our main exchange off of a cluster (2 node) to a stand alone. Without going into the details (until I need to), everything went fine. I used the disasterrecovery switch for the Exchange install. I've gone into exchange system manager to mount the stores but cannot. When I look at the default virtual server, I noticed it was not running. When I try to start it, I get the message "you have to strart this from the cluster administrator" problem is, I'm no longer on a cluster. Help!!!(and thanks).
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The MS supported way to do this is to just delete the server from ESM and install it again.   However, you may not have to take it that far.

What tells an Exchange server whether or not its clustered is the 0x800 bit of its heuristics value (this is a bitwise value).  If this bit is on, cluster is enabled.  If it is off, cluster is disabled.  So to fix it, simply open ADSIEdit, browse under Configuration, Services, Microsoft Exchange, Org Name, Administrative Groups, AG Name, Servers, Servername.  Get properties on the server object, find the property called "heuristics".  Take whatever the current value is, subtract 2048 (or 0x800), and set the value to the result.  That should make the error go away.

Now I can't guaruntee this will fix all of your issues, but it should fix this one.
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Sorry it took so long. actually forgot this question was open. I'm going to give the points to Marc due to the fact that initially he was right.
It just turned out to be the worst weekend of my life. I did finally, late sunday, get the server up and running...
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