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We have moved all email and public folder to new 2010 exchange
So we removed the network cable from old 2003 exchange for two weeks no issues
Then we put back on network went to uninstall  Server blue screened then
 Died
Is there a way to get rid of old 2003 hooks etc without the old server
Thanks

Now sure how to re post I have asked this question before the answer did not work
Sorry if i am doing this wrong
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If you're new Exchange server is fully functional even with the 2003 server down and the 2003 server has been orphaned, then do the following:

Remove the computer from Active Directory U&C.

You will have to go into ADSIEdit and remove the server from the First Administrative Group.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2011/01/28/manually-removing-exchange-2003-from-the-migration-process.aspx

http://www.msexchange.org/articles-tutorials/exchange-server-2003/migration-deployment/Remove-Exchange-server-entire-Exchange-organization.html
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If you are unable to uninstall Exchange using the setup files, you can manually remove it by following the instructions in this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833396

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The store driver couldn't deliver the public folder replication message "Folder Content (PublicDBEX02@company.com)" because the following error occurred: Cannot open mailbox /o=Company/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=OLDserver/cn=Microsoft System Attendant..

MSExchange Store Driver

error 1020

now I get this error over and over  

I used this link http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2011/01/28/manually-removing-exchange-2003-from-the-migration-process.aspx

Removed cn=server \oldserver name

Thanks for all the help
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This is cause it isnt able to connect to SA mailbox and what now is left ?

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Can not seem to find anything under Adsi edit  under services  first admin group that points to folder I must be looking in wrong spot
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Can you share a screenshot please .... No object as Servers ?

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see attached screen shot
thanks
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Sorry nothing attached :(

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Please go under Servers under FSG

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what's FSG sorry
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First Administrative Group

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here
there is nothing in there
firstadmingroup-v1.docx
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So the Legacy server is gone .... was it just a member server ?

If so your only left with deleting DNS and AD Computer object if you want to

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Ok I will delete dns and AD
Thanks
is there any more places to remove old server
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Nopes that i can think of

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Thanks I am going to keep this open until later tonight then I will closed and give points
Thanks again all
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No worries :)
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Thanks all
Thanks for sticking with me Rancy
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