Exchange 2010 Management Console connects to the wrong server
Posted on 2010-01-07
I have a Windows 2008R2 domain (called GS) with several Windows 2008R2 virtual servers running various tasks. One of the servers is running Exchange 2010 (the server is named GS-Mail). I needed to import PST files from an old Exchange 2007 server on another domain and one of the recommendations I followed in order to import the pst files was to set up a second 2010 server without mounting the mailbox database. I created a test W2K2R2 virtual server (Called GS-Test) and installed 2010 on it and used it to import the PST files. I turned off the test server after I completed the pst import.
Everything was working fine. Users had their old mail. Mail was flowing in and out, etc. Well, I needed to set up OWA and I installed a 3rd party SSL certificate on the mail server. I restarted the mail server (GS-Mail) as part of this process and after the restart, when I launch Exchange Management Console, it is trying to connect to the GS-Test server that I had used to import the pst files rather than connecting to the Exchange Server that is running on the W2K8R2 server I am launching the EMC on (GS-Mail). I can't find a place to tell the EMC to connect to GS-Mail rather than GS-Test.
Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?