How do I remove an inactive server from Exchange System Manager


I am in the middle of an Exchange 2000 > 2010 upgrade project, and am getting there slowly but surely!

Today I managed to upgrade from Exchange 2000 to 2003 suceesfully, and installed Service Pack 2. Outlook & Outlook Web Access are working well and I've tested all connectivity options (hoping to set up full iPhone/mobile integration next week).

As part of the upgrade, I have run the 2010 pre-requisites check and there only seems to be one obstable in the way.

When I first joined my current company, I noticed that there was an inactive server listed in Exchange System Manager. I didnt need to remove it at the time, so didnt really think about it. Now I need to remove it to continue with the upgrade.

Currently, we have our Exchange 2003 server listed (and working) and the inactive Exchange 2000 server.

I've tried right-clicking and deleting but nothing seems to work.

Has anyone come across this scenario, or knows a way to remove this inactive server so I can get Exchange 2010 installed.

I look forward to your comments.

Thanks in advance!
Rob SamuelIT ManagerAsked:
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pritamshConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try to remove it using ADSI Edit..make sure you take Active directory backup before doing it.
Rob SamuelIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Hi, I removed the old server from ESM/AD using ADSI edit and it worked a treat!

Exchange 2003 is set up & working now, I just need to configure the SSL certificate setup for mobile accces/OWA. At the moment, it's working but not as secure as I'd like hence I haven't rolled it out to all users yet.

Thanks for the tip!
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