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Exchange 2003- Event ID 9318 Source MSExchangeMTA

I've recently completed a migration from 5.5 to 2k03. I have decomissioned the 5.5 server, removed dns and wins entries for it and switched to native mode in exchange. I am getting these events in my application log on the exchange 2k03 server.

An RPC communications error occurred. Unable to bind over RPC. Locality Table (LTAB) index: 45, Windows 2000/MTA error code: 1753. Comms error 1753, Bind error 0, Remote Server Name CBSMAIL [MAIN BASE 1 500 %10] (14)

I'm also getting Event ID 1025, Source: MSExchangeIS Mailbox

An error occurred on database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (CBSMAIL2)".
 Function name or description of problem: EcGenerateNRN:
Error: 0x80070005

Any Help is of course appreciated!
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Did you follow THE article for removing the Exchange 5.5 server?


If not then you should go and review it and see what you missed.

Exchange MVP.
Hey guys,
we had an issue whereby after a DR install, there was RPC communications issues causing MTA traffic build up on the server. the server was able to receive, but was not able to trasmit to other server on the routing group. also there were 9297 errors on the receiving servers.  in troubleshooting we looked everywhere. reinstalled SMTP, unisnatll antivirus etc...

within doing the naming of the databases etc... followed KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320202.

there is no need to rename the information stores, that is disaster recovery. the stores just need to be DISMOUNTED and ALL exchange services stopped .

Step 1: Back up Configuration

IIS Metabase backup procedure:
1.      Click Start, point to Administrative tools, and then click Internet Information Services.
2.      Right-click the name of your computer in IIS Manager, point to All Tasks, and then click Backup/Restore Configuration.
3.      Click Create Backup in the Configuration Backup/Restore dialog box, and then type a name for this backup.
4.      Click OK to quickly back up the administrative settings in the metabase.
The backup name and its date and time are now listed in the Previous Backups dialog box.
5.      Click Close, and then quit IIS Manager.
6.      To restore the metabase backup, right-click the name of your computer in IIS Manager, point to All Tasks, and then click Backup/Restore Configuration. Under Previous backups, select the file name that you want, and then click Restore. If prompted for a password, type the password.

Step 2: Dismount the Mailbox store and the Public Folder store
To do this, follow these steps:
1.      In Microsoft Exchange System Manager, under Administrative Groups, double-click the Servers container, double-click the name of the server in which you intend to reinstall the components, and then double-click the correct storage group.
2.      Right-click Mailbox Store (ServerName)and then click Dismount Store.
3.      Right-click Mailbox Store (ServerName)and then click Dismount Store.
Step 3: Stop Exchange services, and then remove IIS
To do this, follow these steps:
1.      Stop the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service. To do this, double-click Services and Applications in Computer Management, click Services, right-click Microsoft Exchange Information Store, and then click Stop.
2.      Stop the rest of the Exchange services, Leave MSExchangeSA till last
3.      Veriify Databases have been shutdown correctly using <eseutil /mh> on each of the databases on each of the stores
4.      Remove IIS. To do this, follow these steps:
a.      In Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
b.      Click Add or Remove Windows Components.
c.      Click Internet Information Services (IIS).
d.      Click Details.
e.      Click to clear the check boxes for all subcomponents Except Common Files, click OK, and then click Next.
f.      Follow the instructions to complete the process.
Step 4: Reinstall IIS, and then reapply the appropriate service packs
Install IIS
To install IIS, follow these steps:
1.      Click Start, click Run, type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
2.      In the Add/Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3.      In the Components box of the Windows Components Wizard, click to select the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box.
4.      In the Windows Components Wizard, Ensure that sure that ASP.net has been selected before the next click Next.
5.      When the Windows Components Wizard completes the installation, click Finish.
6.      Ensure that ASP.net has been Allowed under web-service extensions within IISManager

Step 5: Reinstall Exchange Server
To reinstall Exchange Server, follow these steps:
1.      Start run, Browse to Location of install files: D:\Install
2.      In the Exchange Server Installation Wizard, click Next.
3.      In the Action column, click reinstall for each installed component, click Next, and then follow the instructions to complete the Installation Wizard.
4.      Reboot
5.      Reapply SP2 and reboot
6.      Stop all exchange and IIS services again and install hotfixes
1.      KB926666
2.      KB931832
3.      KB911829
7.      Reboot Server
8.      Run ExBPA

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