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Exchange Mgmt Console/ EMS acting up after removing an old Exchange from network!

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Hi All,
I removed an old Exchange 2003 from an old Windows SBS 2003 today. Ever since my Exchange management console is acting up. I have the feeling I did not remove all traces of old exchange.

When I click on Organization Configuration -> Federation Trust and / or Organization relationship I get weird errors (see attached photos). Up until five minutes ago I didnt see any mailboxes in the recepient config -> mailbox folder.

Something is acting up. How can I test my Exchange if it is working properly and listing to the right AD and server?

I can send and receive emails just fine. I can access OWA, and IMAP.

I followed the steps in the following doc on how to remove old exchange and old DC. I did get errors while removing/ uninstalling the Exch 2003 but I think eventually it was out.
http://demazter.wordpress.com/

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Well I think Delete this file: c:\users\<specific user>\appdata\roaming\microsoft\mmc\Exchange Management Console
did the trick. Still just for general reference, how can I check is the old exchange is there. I have the feeling it still there. When I went to the server summary I see two, but there is only one. See attached photo.
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Open ADSIEDIT from any server in your network and check how many servers listed.

Configuration -> CN=services -> CN=Microsoft Exchange -> CN=yourdomain -> CN=Administrative Groups -> CN=Exchange Administrative Groups(FYDIBOHF23SPDLT) -> CN=Servers

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Hi,

Please follow the below article and remove the old Exchange server.
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html

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abbas: I have only one server the new Exch 2010.

Hmmm maybe I did removed it... I wonder if this is related to it:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        MSExchangeTransport
Date:          6/14/2010 11:29:33 PM
Event ID:      5020
Task Category: Routing
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      oldserver.domain.local
Description:
The topology doesn't contain a route to Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 oldserver.domain.local in Routing Group CN=first routing group,CN=Routing Groups,CN=first administrative group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=First Organization,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local in routing tables with the timestamp 6/15/2010 6:29:33 AM.


AND


Log Name:      Application
Source:        MSExchangeTransport
Date:          6/14/2010 11:29:33 PM
Event ID:      5006
Task Category: Routing
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      newserver.domain.local
Description:
Cannot find route to Mailbox Server CN=oldserver,CN=Servers,CN=first administrative group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=First Organization,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local for store CN=Public Folder Store (oldserver),CN=First Storage Group,CN=InformationStore,CN=oldserver,CN=Servers,CN=first administrative group,CN=Administrative Groups,CN=First Organization,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local in routing tables with timestamp 6/15/2010 6:29:33 AM. Recipients will not be routed to this store.



I did had a problem with Public Folders so I ended up backing up and creating new ones and then restoring data. Public folders works great though...


Thanks for your help.

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I would expect you have one or more public folders with the old server listed as a replica, and Exchange is trying to replicate the traffic to the old server.  You could use the RemoveReplicaFromPFRecursive.ps1 script which is in the Scripts directory under \Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server which will go through everything on the server and remove the server.


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Try go into Add/Remove Programs and completely remove

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288905.aspx

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Article helped in removing old Exchange