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removing an orphaned exchange server

I am installing exchange 2010 and while running the wizard it says there is a windows 2000 exchange server in the domain.  Unfortunately, this server had exchange 2000 on it, but it was never used as an exchange server, then it was taken out of the domain without taking exchange off.  The exchange 2010 wizard says the server has to be removed before the 2010 installation can proceed.  The server name doesn't show up in my list of servers or computers, but there is a record of it in exchange.  Does anyone know how I can remove the orphaned server from Exchange?
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Thank you both for your answers, however, the server did not exist in the domain, so I don't think i could use ADSI edit, or use the exhenge 2000 CD.  I ended up going to the Exchange Server Manager and deleting it from there.  If I misunderstood your answers, let me know.
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I believe if it was showing up in the Exchange Server Manager that it would definitely appear in ADSI edit. But, if you were able to remove it from the system manager and get Exchange installed then you fixed it own your own. Thanks for the update.
Actually you would only remove it using ADSI edit or /removeorg if the server no longer exists.
I have a question though, after you removed it from esm were you able to install exchange 2010?
I faced your issue before with an exch 2003 server that got formated and /removeorg was suficient.
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yes - after I deleted it from esm, I was able to install Exchange 2010.  It looks like the ways you both were describing would have worked as well, so I am going to split the points.  Thanks again for the quick response.
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Thanks again