Decommission an Exchange 2003 server:  New Routing Group Master

Posted on 2011-10-11
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I migrated my Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 in July.  The Exchange 03 has been turned off for about a month with no apparent problems.  (It has been turned back on for a couple days now.)  I want to decommission it.

I went through MS KB 822931 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822931) and checked all the steps.  Everything seemed okay with the exception of the Routing Group Master, which is still listed as the old server.  There is also a routing group connector, oldserver-newserver.

Searching on this forum, I found the following question:

This pointed me to using adsiedit.  I did, and found the same things, i.e. oldserver is listed as the Routing Group server and there is a connector for oldserver-newserver.  The EE article said to remove any old connectors.  How do I do that?  Do I just delete it?
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Hi Murgroup,
It looks like it will help.  I looked it over and noted it was part 3 of the article.  I thought I should probably look up parts 1 and 2 to make sure I was squared away on those steps.  I discovered I stillI have some public folders to move, which apparently can take some time.  I will do that and then check back in.  

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