This is an interesting problem that i hope you can help with
We recently installed a new exchange 2003 server to our network and migrated everything from our old exchange 2000 server across - i used this guide
after completing that successfully - i left the old server alone (it was also a print server and a few small custom apps). everything was fine, i could add new users to AD and they would get mailboxes and it was all good, the mailboxes were being added to the OLD server, but that didnt worry me too much as it was going to be retired anyway - i just exchange task'd them to move to the new server.
now, i have uninstalled exchange from the old server and my problem begins
if i add a new user, and get it to make a mailbox - everything looks like it is working, except the mailbox never gets created on the exchange server. i have also noticed that the new user doesnt have their email address automatically created (as the receipient policy should be doing)
if i try to exchange task move the user - it says it is already on the new server (and doesnt give me any other options to move as there is no alternative server anyway)
so i am fairly confident that i have missed something in the migration, the fact that new users were still being homed on the old server tells me that. but what do i do now - i have the option of installing exchange 2000 back on the old server (if i have to)
this issue isnt urgent yet - i noticed it when adding a new user and instead cheated and renamed a dead user's account - but i only have about 2 of them left.
max points as i want it fixed