domain controller/exchange server dead, need to recover on secondary domain controller/exchange server

I had moved my windows 2003 domain controller which was running exchange 2003 to a different server running the same thing.  After I confirmed that everything was running properly I decomissioned the old server.  3 months later the new server died.  It's a long story but I do not have a backup.  The old server is still a domain controller and exchange server in the domain.  I have tried quite a few things to try and revert back to the old server but I am still having problems.  My main priority is to get exchange running.  I am able to add a user in active directory and assign the new mailbox to the old server but in ESM the mailbox does not show up.  Has anyone had a similar situation like this that could give me some advice?
schwientekdIT DirectorAsked:
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v_9mhdrfCommented:
Please try sending a single email to users to get the mailbox created in ESM, if thats the case.

If not then this could possibly the replication issue, until and unless the Dead DC is not brought up or not removed completely, you wont be able to get the Mailboxes in the ESM. Any newly created object will try to replicate the information to another domain controller and if that fails it keep retries to replicate it.

Please check out the same and revert back if you have any issues.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
manually remove the old exchange and DC from your network.Then creating a new user and send a test email so that the mailbox is created.
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schwientekdIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I have removed the old server as a dc and an exchange server but I cannot send a test email because I cannot login via OWA.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
what about outlook can you login?

Are you trying this to logon to OWA
http://fqdn of new exchange server/exchange
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Vishal BreedProgram ManagerCommented:
Please run Exchange Best Practices Analyzer tool "http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3"

This will scan your AD and will detect all errors causing issues. To start with,
- you need to update TCP/IP configuration to not to point crashed AD server.
- Various services like Offline address book, recepient update services are configured to refer crashed server.

This will solve your exchange problems...
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schwientekdIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I installed Outlook on the mail server and emails started showing up after I sent test messages.  Also, instead of recreating accounts I just removed Exchange Attributes and then re-created the mailbox.
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