I have been tasked with an issue of recreating our Exchange Offline Address Book. For whatever reason the previous admin started to spin up an Exchange 2013 Server in our environment and never finished the deployment. But he changed our Offline Address Book.
Fortunately the Virtual Machine he installed Exchange 2013 to still exists. Its just not connected to the network because it apparently causes issues with Exchange when they connect it.
So i have a half implemented Exchange 2013 system, where i have shell access.
A.) I am unsure of how to remove the address book, i know the shell command, i am just worried of deleting it and effecting the organization (I am not an exchange admin primarily so alot of this is new territory for me.
B.) If i do delete it, how do i recreate it from the Exchange 2010 shell on the correct server?
C.) How do i remove this Exchange 2013 system from our Exchange Environment safely?
Any help you can lend would be greatly appreciated!