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Exchange 2007 remove ADC 1st

The Exchange 2007 readines check yieled Active Directory Connector must be decommisioned 1st.

I have looked and cannot find it in services or add/remove programs on any of my machines (mail server or DC's).  I did find a log on mail server C: showing the install of it on my mail server.  The date inside the log matches the date on the the ADC object listing in AD Sites and Services on my DC.  I cannot find a service running on that machine and it is not in add/remove programs. I tried running adc setup on the mail server from the Exchange 2003 cd.  Setup wants to install it, not give option to uninstall.  I don't think it's there anymore.

So can I just delete the ADC item out of Sites and Services?

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Was the server originally an Exchange 2000 server?
It could be an installation from an Exchange 2000 CD.
There could also be elements in adsiedit.msc.

Does the log make any reference to a server you no longer have?

Instinct says yes, remove the item, but I am just wary of other bits left behind.

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It was originally Exchange 2000 on another machine.  In looking at the logs, The ADC log on my current mail server, the was 9/08/04 Exchange Version 6944 which I believe is Exchange 2003.  This date corresponds to the Exchange Server Setup Progress log.  According the the Exch Server Setup Progress log, on that date setup was executed for version 6944 and 7226 (Exchange 2003 SP1) so this is probably the date I upgraded Exchange 2000 to 2003 SP1.  And if I remember correctly, this may have also been a move to a new server at the same time.  The listing in AD is my current mail server.  Also on my current mail server AND old mail server I did find c:\program files\MSADC directory.  I installed ADC per kevala's suggestion on my current mail server and looked at the ADC manager.  This was the only server that showed up.  I then removed ADC.  It is still in Active Directory. The C:\program files\MSADC directory on current mail server is gone.
So should I just delete this AD object? How? Sites and Services or ADSIEDIT? Just the object or the folder Exchange Settings?
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Ok.  I just checked again and after some time had passed, the ADC is GONE from Sites and Services and AADSIEDIT.  I appears that installing ADC and then removing it did the trick to get rid of the AD entry.  Thanks for your help.  Also, reran the  Exchange readiness check and no longer getting the ADC error. :)

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