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How do I remove a CAS server that crashed from AD.  I deleted the computer object, but it still shows up in exchange management shell.  I would like to deploy another CAS with the same name so that I can continue to use our current certificate.
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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After deleting the machine in AD. You can setup a new one with the same name and then perform a Setup.com /M:RecoverServer
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by:Hendrik Wiese
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Are you trying to install it on the same machine as before? Because this would be a factor. The hardware and OS needs to be the same to do the Setup.com /M:RecoverServer

Otherwise you will need to physically remove it from the old server:

How to Remove Exchange 2007 Server Roles

How to Move an Exchange 2007 Client Access Server to New Hardware Keeping the Same Server Name
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by:bonanno
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Yesterday I created another cas with the same name as the original.  That's when I got the error msgs, so I renamed it and put it in a workgroup.  Will that effect the recover function?

The original was a vmware virtual machine.  I accidentally formatted it.  So, no way I can get to it.  The new one will be a hyper-v virtual machine.
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by:bonanno
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When I ran the Get-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet, I got a error stating missing -depth parameter. I can run the cmdlet without the -depth but I don't know if I'll be missing anything essential.
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Hendrik Wiese earned 2000 total points
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Rename it back to the original name, and just ensure that you have the same OS installed on the machine and the same hardware specs. Put it back on the domain and then do the recoverserver which will restore it from AD so all settings will still be in tact.
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by:bonanno
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Ok, I'll keep you posted.
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