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Remove Dead exchange server from domain

Posted on 2011-02-11
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Hi

I have a network which had two exchange servers.  Exchange srv1 is fine and running with no issues.

Exchange server 2 was removed many months ago by previous admin but never removed from ad etc.

I need to clear this up before i add a new exchange server to the network.

How do i go about removing any mention of this old server?

thanks
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by:terminateall
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1) If Exchange server2 is not physically present then you will have to remove it manually.
2) Which version of Exchange it was and was that a Domain Controller as well?
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by:timb551
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Its was exchange server 2003 and no it wasnt a domain controller
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Go to Adsiedit.msc from a Domain Controller and browse to
cn=Configuration---cn=Services--cn=Microsoft Exchange--cn=Your ORG Name---cn=First Administrative Group---cn=Servers---select the server name and delete it.

note:- Take a System Sate backup of the ACtive Directory First.
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by:timb551
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Tired to do it in System manager but didnt work so used the adsiedit.msc.

thanks
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