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Emails stuck in Q

Hey guys -

I have an issue. I lose as exchange 2000 email server (Public folder store server) that held the public folder store replica of my mail enabled public folders (It was the first server in the enviroment).Even though I have a replica of the public folder store on another server which is up and runining and all users are pointing to my issues are as follows.

1. Email coming from the outside doesnt go into the mail enabled public folder until I remove the replica from the dead server.
2. I have about 4000 messages waiting to go to the older dead server in an SMTP queue...I would like to retreive all those messages , i can open them up with outlook express but I dont know how to redirect the queue so they go through another server to the intended recepients.

This server is not the routing group master or anything so I dont know what is going on. any help will be appreciated.

thanks !

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You need to remove the dead server from the environment first. Once you have got rid of that and sorted the replication, then you can look at the email delivery. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=307917
The quickest way to get the messages to be processed by Exchange is to move them in to the pickup folder under /exchsrvr/mailroot/vs 1/

jay79Author Commented:
hi SImon

How do I get rid of the dead server ? I cannot follow any of those steps...should I just remove them of adsiedt ?
You need to follow as many of them as you can - removing the replicas etc.
I would NOT advise hacking around in adsiedit.

If the server is still listed in ESM, then deleting it from there will remove many of the properties, but the replicas have to be removed yourself - the process doesn't remove them. It will then take a good couple of hours for those changes to replicate out of the database.

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jay79Author Commented:
If a server doesnt exist its impossible to delete it of ESM...that is my experience.

jay79Author Commented:
Does anyone have any thoughts on how to remove an Exchange 2000 server that doesnt exist from an Exchange ORG ? I know of a way to remove it using the ADSI EDit utlity...

Can I / Should I delete this server from the members in the routing group so no email gets routed to it ?

any thoughts will be appreciated.


open adsiedit.msc

expand configuration container
expand services
expand microsoft exchange
expand your exchange ORG
Expand administrative groups
expand your administrative group
expand servers
over here you would see your servers listed
delete the one that is not required

Then you should remove server from routing group member from adsiedit itself.




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