Deleting old servers that are no longer active.

I need to delete old exchange servers that are not active anymore.
Some of the smtp virtual servers have a question mark over them which i think means a connection error.
mbristerAsked:
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Hedley PhillipsConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
I'm confused, sorry.

Are these old Exchange servers that have been replaced/superceded but are still receiving mail?

Do your newer ones not receive anything?

Can you explain in detail your set up and what servers you have including how traffic is router (Firewall rules) to which server please.
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
Uninstall Exchange first and then if it is a DC demote it to a member server.

Have a read through:

How to Uninstall Exchange Server 2003
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125110(EXCHG.65).aspx
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eenowcomCommented:
If the servers are no longer active, you can go to your domain controller and use adsiedit.msc

Configuration > Services > Microsoft Exchange > (Your ORG Name) > administrative groups > Frist Administrative Group > Servers

You can delete safetely from there...
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mbristerAuthor Commented:
Uninstalling exchange is not an option at this point and the adsiedit.msc is not on 2000 server.
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
Ok,

what is your course of action? Are you going to leave the old unused Exchange servers in place now?

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eenowcomCommented:
adsiedit is your windows 2000 support tool...you need to install support tool in your server.  
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mbristerAuthor Commented:
The problem with these offline servers is that mail is still goining to them. The best solution is to upgrade to exchange 2003 or a small buisness server. So for now I will have to leave this old servers.
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