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I am trying to go through and clean up old traces from Exchange 2003 that were not properly removed.  I was poking through ADSI and found under Configuration ==> Services ==> Microsoft Exchange ==> Our Exchange ==> Connections I found 2 connection entries for Server2800 which is the old old exchange server prior to Server2900 which housed the exchange 2003 after it was migrated off.  I see no harm in deleting them out, but what does this effect and id there a safer way to delete like using the shell or interface.  I didn't see them, but I could have missed the.
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Do you see them in the GUI ? It is not safe at all to make changes in ADSIEdit unless you really know what you are doing - there are many potential problems caused by deleting something which seems innocuous.

First thing I would do is run the BPA and see if it picks up any issues - either in Health Check mode or in Permissions Check mode.

Do you see anything in the application event logs relating to this ?
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It doesn't pick up anything due to the fact that its from an old exchange 2003 store that was migrated about a year ago.  When we did, the way it was setup did not allow for a graceful removal and we had issues disjoining it from the domain.  Remanents have been left everywhere.  We get tons of erros on exchange and we have cleaned up all the ones we could fix via the console and the shell but we still get errors like
Process w3wp.exe () (PID=5652). Object [CN=SystemMailbox{C3315DF9-E83A-467A-AC15-D68537BEE046},CN=Microsoft Exchange System Objects,DC=DOMAIN,DC=local]. Property [HomeMTA] is set to value [DOMAIN.local/Configuration/Deleted Objects/Microsoft MTA
DEL:6a405848-4835-4ef4-982d-1275cc5a2eb8], it is pointing to the Deleted Objects container in Active Directory. This property should be fixed as soon as possible.
whihc is an error code 2937 or we have some replication errors but exchange shows no replication partners and there hasn't been anyone to replicate to since the old server2003 was removed.
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The object still couldn't be found and in the tomstone metod had too much time pass since the deletion and when I joined the company and started working on these issues.
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Best to just award the points and put this down to experience :-)
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