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Removing Exchange 2003 (in a down state) after upgrading to Exchange 2010

We recently upgraded from an Exchange 2003 environment (1x mailbox and 1 x front-end), unfortunately before we could properly decommission the servers, both the Exchange 2003 servers went down (very unfortunate) and can't be brought back up. The public folder replica was not moved. How do I cleanly remove Exchange 2003 from the environment with impacting Exchange 2010?

Many thanks in advance for your help.
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mandalj
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Hilal1924Commented:
HI Mandali,

This question has been answered previously here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26298933.html

Follow the accepted solution and all should be good.

Also here is some more Information that you can use:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb288905(EXCHG.80).aspx

Best of Luck:

Hilal
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mandaljAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the links. Unfortunately the steps described require access to Exchange 2003 servers, I can't access these server as they no longer boot up. So I need a method of completing the normal decomm Exchange tasks as per the links but without the server being available.
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Hilal1924Commented:
Al'right. You can Use ADSIEdit to remove these servers from the Exchange Organization. Here is the Link that shows you how:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396

Best of Luck.
Hilal
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mandaljAuthor Commented:
Servers came back, I was able to remove them from the exchange environment as the per the directions. Thank you.
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