Deleted "CN=Recipient Update Services" not its contents

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-22
Currently migrating away from SBS 2003 to Server 2008 R2. Whilst logged on to the Exchange 2010 server I came to a point where I was ready to delete Recipient Update Service (Enterprise Configuration); but deleted the CN=Recipient Update Services container on the left pane instead.

Can it be restored / rebuilt? Is it system critical to have this or is it something that has been carried across from the SBS migration and is no longer needed?
Question by:trust_nobody
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    by:Will Szymkowski
    Take a look at this technet blog as it will provide some guidance.

    Hope this helps!
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    Author Comment

    Thats outlined what we needed to do in the first place but doesnt specify what to do if you delete the container instead of deleted the entries in the results pane.

    We're currently doing a system state restore to roll back to before the container was deleted. Will post updates once the system state is restored.
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    Accepted Solution

    Actually this is exactly what I do when migrating...
    Recipient Update Services or RUS is not used at all in Exchange 2010
    To answer your question > No, it has no effect whatsoever deleting the whole container

    As a side note , when the migration is finished and the old exchange 2003 is fully removed,
    I also delete the empty "CN=SERVERS" container from the old administrative group. If you don't do this you might have issues with mail enabled public folders ..

    Do not delete the whole first administrative group as you'll lose the folder hierarchy container  ...

    Hope it helps
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you for the straight forward answer and heads up for CN=Servers container.

    For anyone wondering what happened after we restored from a previous backup. The deleted container remained deleted.

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