Can anyone offer guidance on the use of ADSIEDIT to resolve my problem;
Exchange Server 1 - First and main server in the organization and still in operation.
Exchange Server 2 - Second Exchange server added to the organization for testing, never really used and now removed (the server has been shutdown and re-built)
Since removal of Exchange Server 2 (or possibly since it's implementation) Exchange Server 1 has been unable to "forward all mail through this connector to the following smart hosts", it is however still able to send mail if set to "Use DNS to route each address space" or with no SMTP Connector in the system.
Exchange Server 2 had no mailboxes in it's Information Store and the instructions in the following TchNet artical were followed: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/guides/Ex2k3DepGuide/fd4864c9-1ea1-4e6d-a5cc-64f00ffa7a2c.mspx?mfr=true
So Exchange Server was successfully uninstalled from Exchange Server 2 before it was shutdown.
What happens when attempting to use a smart host is the queue to the smart host fills with the external email but it never leaves the queue.
Exchange Server 2 was only a MEMBER of the same routing group as Exchange Server 1.
Exchange Server 2 is no longer listed in Exchange System Manager and no configuration found in Exchange System Manager referres to it.
Using ADSIEDIT I have found the removed Exchange Server listed as a mailGateway in the following tree;
Configuration > CN=Domain Name > CN=Services > CN=Microsoft Exchange Server > CN=Domain Name > CN=Connections
AND AM CONSIDERING DELETEING IT!
Also, the computer account for Exchange Server 2 is still in Active Directory - could this be causing problems?
Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.