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Trying to remove an account that is not part of our Forest anymore

I am trying to remove an account and mailbox that is not part of our Forest anymore. The account was created in a Domain that has been decommissioned from our Forest. This account also has a mailbox associated with it on an Exchange sever I am trying to uninstall. Of course, with the mailbox there, I cannot uninstall Exchange. The account only shows up if I do a search of the Enterprise so the GC is returning some info but I can't view any properties of the account of course. Two questions. How do I get rid of this account? How do I get rid of the mailboxe associated with it? I am working with Exchange 2003 SP2 and Windows 2003 R2 SP2.
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MesthaCommented:
That is probably going to have to be removed via adsiedit.msc.
You will need to search for the account in there and remove its entry. Be very careful if you haven't used adsiedit.msc before - as it is basically the domain and there is no undo.

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osiexchangeAuthor Commented:
I am familiar with ADSIEdit. I use it regularly. The problem is that the Domain does not exist anymore. As I mentioned, the account only shows up when you query the GC. Is there a way using ADSIEdit to modify attributes of the GC or do I use LDP for this?
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MesthaCommented:
ADSIEDIT should show you everything. It is doing an LDAP call in the same way that LDP would, so it will be in there somewhere.

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osiexchangeAuthor Commented:
Even Global Catalog information? Do you have any article from Microsoft on this? Everything I have seen about LDP and ADSIEdit is for accessing Domain information. Since I have no Domain anymore, I certainly can't view this info.
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MesthaCommented:
I have sought advice from elsewhere, a large group of buildings in Redmond. See what they can suggest.

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osiexchangeAuthor Commented:
I did call Microsoft Support and we managed to get the account removed.
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