Cannot remove server in System manager after manual uninstall
Posted on 2008-10-06
I have an old exchange server that is still showing up in the system manager that I recently brought back online to remove. I tried to remove it using Add/Remove programs, but I kept getting an error that I could not remove it because there were still mailboxes in the store. When I would go to see if this was true in the system manager, I would get an error that the mailbox store could not be reached. I made sure IIS was running, but still I couldn't get into the store. Since it didn't matter what mailboxes might have been on that server because it hadn't been online in at least a year or so, i decided just to remove Exchange manually. I followed the instructions on the Microsoft KB, which I had done successfully in the past, but the server is still showing up in the system manager on the new server. When I try to remove it there using the remove server option, I get the error that there are still mailboxes on the server, even though Exchange has been removed from the server. Is there another place I need to go to remove this info?