troubleshooting Question

how do I remove an exchange server that no longer exists?

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about a month ago there was a failed exchange 2010 installation. The admin simply just deleted the vm without removing it from the domain first & now when ever Im trying to manage exchange 2003 we still see the 'exchange2' which doesnt exist. tried removing it but I get:

'the server exchange2 cannot be removed because: one or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server. These users must be moved to a mailbox store on a different server or mail disabled before uninstalling this server'

did a search to see who was still listed (click the domain OU --> find --> exchange tab & all of my users are still listed as on the exchange 2003. Im at a loss.
Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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