How can you force removal of an exchange server reference that no longer exists?

I had a SBS 2003 that crashed. I reinstalled SBS 2003 and transfered the AD from a secondary DC. All went fine until I attemted to bring the email back on line. Under first administrator group It references the old server name and the new server name. I restored the exchange database to the new server name but I am unable to connect to the email. If I create a new user with and email address it still reference the old exchange server name. How can I delete this and get the AD to look at teh new server as the only exchange server? When I try to configure the out look account, it find teh user in AD but when it gets to server log on it states " The name can not be matched to the name in the address list."
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
Hi,

Refer this article:
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html

Befrore taking any action do backup the Sysytem State of the server.

I hope this helps,
Shree
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MJcoutureAuthor Commented:
I did look at that aticle but I don't think it applies. The problem is that I only have one exchange server (my SBS server). Before it crashed It was called Server but after I rebuilt it i called it server1. When I restored AD from the back up AD it must of still have references to the old server name. This article tells you how to completely remove Exchange. I just reinstlled it i just want to remove the falty reference to the old server name.
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Shreedhar EtteCommented:
- While creating the user mailbox you are getting two exchange servers names. That’s correct. If yes, then refer the article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396 and go to Remove the Exchange 2003 server from Active Directory

Note: Do backup the System State of the server before making any changes.
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MJcoutureAuthor Commented:
Well I completed those steps and now I can not reinstall Exchange. WHen I try to install I get the following error:

The Component "Microsoft Exchange Messasging and Collaberation services" cannot be assigned the action "install" because: - a server object for this server already exists in teh Administive group "first administratove group", if you are attempting to recover this server pleae run setup with the " disaster recovery" switch otherwise you must first remove this server object from active directory by using Exchange system manager.

The big problem is, there is no exchange system monitor installed, there is no exchange waht so ever on the srver now.

Got any suggestions?
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MJcoutureAuthor Commented:
I got it fixed! To fix the last piece of the puzzle I had to reinstall just the Exchange system management tools. Which is all exchange would allow me to install anyway. Then I removed the Server. Ran through the steps in that article one more time, not sure if that was necessary but I wanted to be safe. After that I was able to reinstall exchange, restore the back up and reconnect all mail boxes. Thanks for your help and input.
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