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SBS 2008 not PDC & Autodiscover problem

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Hello, I am having 2 problems with a server

1) I used to have an old SBS 2008 Premium which hardware failed and so we had to install a new SBS 2008 Premium on new hardware.

For some reason (Maybe something related to the FSMO roles), after running a BPA (Best Practices Analyzer) I got as a result this errors:

BPA Error
How should I make this the only server on the network and delete all traces of old server?

2) On Exchange and I dont know if it might be related to the previous problem, I run TestExchangeConnectivity and I get an autodiscover error that I cant get to solve.

This is the error:

AutoDiscover
Thanks everyone for tips and tricks to solve this problems.
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1. Seize the FSMO roles that belonged to the old server and run a meta data cleanup on AD for the old server.
Seize Roles: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504
Clean up Metadata: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736378%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

2. You need to have a public CNAME or A record in your DNS records that points autodiscover.domain.com to your public IP address. Have you configured that yet?

There's more information on setting up Autodiscover here as well: http://www.thirdtier.net/2009/02/setting-up-an-external-autodiscover-record-for-sbs-2008/
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Hello, thank you for your answer, will running the Seize commands require a server restart right?

How do I delete de "oldServer" from the Server Configuration list in Exchange Management Console?

I am having a lot of problems now with users which computers are on the domain getting password prompts on their Outlooks.

I am changing the DNS to be able to configure an autodiscover SRV record, but this will take a couple of days for national NIC to replicate.

Thanks!
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The seize shouldn't require a reboot. To delete the old server from Exchange, open ADSIEdit and connect to the Configuration section. Navigate to Services\Microsoft Exchange\First Organization\Administrative Groups\Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)\Servers and delete the old server from there.

For the password prompt thing, are any of the users opening sharepoint folders or other mailboxes? Make sure the only thing listed in their Outlook profile is their own mailbox and see if the prompts continue.
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