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Good Afternoon -

I am running Exchange Server 2003 and I keep getting the following warning in my Event Viewer:

An RPC communications error occurred. Unable to bind over RPC. Locality Table (LTAB) index: 198, Windows 2000/MTA error code: 1722. Comms error 1722, Bind error 0, Remote Server Name YORKTOWN [MAIN BASE 1 500 %10] (14)

The ID is 9318
The Category is Interface
The Source is MSExchangeMTA
The Type is Warning

The server "YORKTOWN" was setup as a backup, but has since crashed and been decommissioned.  However, whatever this message is stemming from is continuing to fire.  Can I do anything to let Exchange know that this box is no longer in use and to stop looking for it?
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by:mkumar23
ID: 16995731
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 9318
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.5.0000.0
Message: An RPC communications error occurred. Unable to bind over RPC. Locality Table (LTAB) index: value, Windows 2000/MTA error code: error code. Comms error value, Bind error %4, Remote Server Name %5 [%7%8%9%10] (14)
   
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A system call from the message transfer agent to the operating system failed.
   
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At the Windows 2000 command prompt, use the Net Helpmsg command for an explanation of the Windows 2000 error. For example, if you want to get an explanation of Windows 2000 error code 3817, type "Net Helpmsg 3817" at the command prompt, and then press Enter.
Verify that the remote procedure call (RPC) service is running.

Check network connectivity. If the error persists, stop and restart the message transfer agent service. If the error still persists, restart Microsoft Exchange Server.

The most common error codes are listed with possible resolutions:

5 - access denied - check the permissions and account being used by the service.
1722 - this problem is usually DNS. Use nslookup to verify that you can resolve the host by fully qualified domain name (FQDN).
1753 - this problem is also usually DNS, but on the bind back. Verify that the host reporting this problem is able to resolve the remote host by FQDN.
If necessary, use Network Monitor to capture network traces, then view these traces from Network Monitor for any network issue.
 
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by:kokeefe
ID: 16995968
I found an article very similar to this feedback.  However, none appear applicable as the issue is the box/server in question is no longer in use.  
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by:mkumar23
ID: 16996197
Have you deleted this server form Active Directory Configuration partion
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by:kokeefe
ID: 16996225
This server is not in the list of "Computers" in the AD Users and Computers.  Is this what you mean?  
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mkumar23 earned 1050 total points
ID: 16996839
No, to do this follow the steps below, but before that let me know what all you were running on the decommishoned server and is that server still appear in ESM under any administrative group you may have in your current exchange org.

Install Windows Support Tools

Then run ADSI Edit

Go to Configuration Partation

CN=Configuration, DC=your domain name
CN=Service
CN=Microsoft Exchage
CN= your organization name
CN=Administrative Group
CN=your administrative group
CN=Servers

Now check what all servers you have listed under (CN=Servers), if you see that decomissioned server, than delete it from there and close the ADSI Edit window.

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