Removing Old Exchange Server
Posted on 2006-11-13
I have just inherited a Windows and Exchange environment that I need some help with.
The current setup is:
Windows 2000 Active Directory - native mode
Exchange 2000 Ent on Windows 2000 - native mode
All pretty simple.
My predecessor had another Exchange server in the organisation for some reason (replication apparently) but did not remove it. So now I have 2 servers listed in ESM, AD, DNS etc etc etc. The 2nd server is no longer around (i.e. trashed and completely dead) so i cannot remove it gracefully from the orgnaisation.
Can someone advise the best way to remove the old Exchange server or point me in the right direction.. I've had a look around and found some suggestions that all i need to do is remove it using ADSIEdit but don't want to rush in and do this.