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Old Exchange Server 2003 remnants and data still displaying ?

People,

When I issue the following cmdlet:

Get-ExchangeServer | Select name,edition,admindisplayversion | ft -AutoSize

the result is quite surprising, the old Exchange Server 2003 is still displayed in there:

Name           Edition   AdminDisplayVersion                      
----           -------   -------------------                      
MailSrvP01    Enterprise Version 6.5 (Build 7638.2: Service Pack 2)
MailSrvP02    Enterprise Version 6.5 (Build 7638.2: Service Pack 2)
MailSrvLU01   Enterprise Version 8.3 (Build 83.6)                  
MailSrvP02-VM Enterprise Version 8.3 (Build 83.6)                  
MailSrvP03-VM Enterprise Version 8.3 (Build 83.6)                  
MailSrvR02-VM Enterprise Version 8.3 (Build 83.6)

the old Exchange Server 2003 ha been turned off and the windows server object has been deleted from the AD, so I am not sure why it is still in there ?

Do I need to get rid of it before installing Exchange Server 2013 ?
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
It wasn't me who turned off the old servers.
So it is now my job to delete the entries somewhere that I don't know.

And also the the replication links as well ?
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SandeshdubeyCommented:
Remove (legacy) Exchange server using ADSIEdit
http://blog.dargel.at/2012/02/23/remove-legacy-exchange-server-using-adsi/

If the server was also acting as DC then see this too.http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
No it is not acting as DC, it was the old server 2003 physical box.

Can I do that during the business hours ?
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SandeshdubeyCommented:
Yes, you can perform the same during business hours as the server is removed.I will also recommend to take backup of server before you proceed.Perfroming the same during non business hours will be preffered.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Which server that I need to backup ?
All domain controller in the forest ?
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SandeshdubeyCommented:
You can backup any one DC.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Thakns !
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