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Removing old Exchange Server / Database that no longer exists

Posted on 2010-11-10
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A while ago we had some severe issues with an email server that was not possible to restore (we had moved all mailbox data off it anyway) therefore it was removed from the domain after new exchange servers built.

All nice and simple... except the old server is still showing up under the server configuration on the Exchange Management Console in the new environment and despite my best intentions are not able to remove it!

Can anyone advise how to remove the old server from EMC?

Select it just brings up 'Cannot connect to the Microsoft Information Store...' Obviously the database also needs deleting.

Any help appreciated. Trying to tidy up the Exchange environment!



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there are two places u should look for the exhange server and if u find it delete it
using ADSIEdit  configuration\services\Microsoft Exchange\urdomain\administrative group\servers and look for the old boy and delete it if u find it there
then using active directory sites and services MMC
enable SHOW SERVICES NODE and under first administrative group under microsoft
exchange locate SERVERS and see if the server is listed there...if so delete it...
and see if ur problem is solved...
also dont forget to refresh ur view in ESM...
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then Start Run adsiedit.msc {enter}
expand the following

configuration > cn=config.... > cn=servces > cn=microsoft exchange > cn=firsr org > cn=administrative groups > cn= first administrative group > cn=servers
Locate the dead server > right click and delete

Restart the server (or restart the exchange services
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Perfect! Thanks :)
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