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Removing an old SBS Exchange Server from AD and defaults

Posted on 2014-01-27
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Hi All,

A new customer had a disaster where we wound up reinstalling their SBS 2008 machine into the existing AD domain in migration mode. Things are mostly working but here is the issue:

The old server still shows up everywhere for Exchange. New users created on the new server automatically have their mailboxes set up pointing to the old, dead, server. I have to use move-mailbox to fix it each time I create a new employee.

My question(s) are: How do I set the new server as the default AND remove the other one from AD?

Here's a screenshot from Exchange Manager: SERVER-300 is the dead server.

Exchange manager screenshot
Thanks.
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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If you cannot gain access to this server you will need to cleanup Exchange objects using ADSIEdit. Once you have removed the old server objects re-open the EMC and the old Exchagne objects should not be present.

Steps are below...
- Open ADSIEdit
- CN=Configuration, DC=Domain,DC=com
- CN=Services
- CN=Microsoft Exchange
- CN=Organization Name
- CN=Administrative Groups
- CN=Administrative GroupName
- CN=Servers

Remove the old Exchange object for that particular server. If you have multiple domain controllers this change may take a few minutes to replicaite. Once done open the EMC and the old server should be removed.

Will.
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