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Exchange 2003 LDAB Bind Error Event 8026

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We have an Exchange 2003 environment and I've noticed an error:

LDAP Bind was unsuccessful on directory SERVER1.domain.loc for distinguished name ''. Directory returned error:[0x51] Server Down.    

I'm not surprised by these errors, this server (DC server) failed about a year ago and I "thought" we cleaned up all the references of it. I've searched through DNS and our AD structure but can't find the reference... Where is this reference and how can I get rid of it?

I'm preparing for a migration to 2010 and I want to ensure all the server is running optimally...

Thanks in advance!
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Did you do a metadatacleanup of the failed DC?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498
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Yep, followed the steps and my failed server isn't listed there...
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Is this error just on the exchange sever? Can you run a DCDIAG and repadmin /showrepl to make sure they are both error free.

If it is just exchange I would check the DSAccess setting on the exchange server.

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Closer-Look-Directory-Service-Access-DSAccess-Part1.html
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As KenMcF has pointed out, check your Exchange DSAccess settings to see if the old DC has been manually entered there.
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Just trying to close this question!!
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Was my answer correct? Was the old Dc manually entered in the DsAccess settings?
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Starting the auto-close procedure on behalf of the question asker.

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