Remove phantom Exchange 2010 server

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Hi there,

I installed a new Windows 2008 Server, Dcpromo'd it, and installed Exchange 2010. The Exchange install went bad and i couldnt remove it. Therefore, i removed it as a DC, re-formatted, re-installed, and give it a new name.

Now, Exchange 2010 is installed perfectly but it is showing 2 Exchange 2010 servers. How can i remove the phantom Exchange 2010 server?

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1. Remote into your Domain Controller.
2. Load ADSI Edit.
3. Right Click on the ADSI Edit Icon in the top left column and select Connect To.
4. In the middle of the Connect To box select "A well known naming context" if it is not already selected, and then in the drop down select "Configuration".
5. Expand the Configuration Folder after ADSI edit connects.
6. Expand the Services Folder.
7. Expand Microsoft Exchange.
8. Expand the Name you have designated to your Environment (it will be the only folder)
9. Expand Administrative Groups.
10. Expand Exchange Administrative Group.
11. Expand the Servers container.
12. You should see two containers here, one for your existing Exchange installation that is not corrupt and one for the corrupted installation.
13. Remove the container that relates to your corrupt Exchange installation.
14. Celebrate! :)



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