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Cannot Decommission Exchange Server- Mail Queues Up

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Hello,
I created a new Exchange Administrative Group and server in order to fix a problem with outbound mail queuing up.  The whole scenario of that problem can be viewed at;
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_24366448.html

Ok, now I am at the point where I have created another new administrative group, which has only a single Exchange 2003 frontend server.  I want to use this as the server which sends and receives to/from the internet.  It is up and running.  However, I cannot get the special one I created first decommissioned.  I have tried everything I can think of..... whenever, I deleted the SMTP Internet Connector for that first server, mail starts queuing again.  I have deleted all the internet connectors and routing group connectors and tried numerous different things but nothing works.  Here is the basic topology of our exchange setup:

Exchange 2003 Administrative Group> Server #1 > Currently sending to internet...does not receive.  SMTP INTERNET CONNECTOR configured here.

Exchange (2003) Frontend Administratiive Group> Server #2> Currently receiving from internet...want to send, but cannot send.  SMTP INTERNET connector configure but does not get used.

Exchange 2007 Administrative Group> Server #3 > Does not send or receive internet mail

First Administrative Group> Server #4> primary Exhange 2003 server, receiving from internet

Have set up Routing Group Connectors from Server #4 (primary server) to Server #2 (frontend) and Server #1 (currnet sender).  When I delete Server #2 SMTP INTERNET connector, mail queus up on Server #4 (primary server).  Have tried routing group connectors to frontend server but mail still queues up.  

So, I need to wean us off of this special sending server (since it is an old PC) and get us sending thru our real frontend server, but cannot.  Can someone please help?  How exactly should the routing group connectors be set up?  How many? From each server to frontend?

Server 1,2 and 4 are running latest Windows 2003 server and Exchange 2003 software corrections.
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Correction...

Have set up Routing Group Connectors from Server #4 (primary server) to Server #2 (frontend) and Server #1 (currnet sender).  When I delete Server #1 SMTP INTERNET connector, mail queus up on Server #4 (primary server).  Have tried routing group connectors to frontend server but mail still queues up.  
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Some additional information..... the frontend server is running Win2k3 R2.  Also, it is displaying this error message, which I have not been able to resolve:

Exchange detected that C.....\MAPI32DLL is not the correct version required to run Exchange System Manager of Exchange Server 2003.  This may cause failures.......

If this is causing the problem, how can I resolve it?  I reloaded Exchange 2003 SP1 and it did not correct the problem.  
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Cancelled question due to lack of interest.
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