Removing old dead exchange server

I am moving a company back to Exchange 2010 from GMAIL. The story goes, they had exchange, the server died, they moved to GMAIL  and have contracted me to move them back to exchange. However the former company never removed the old mail server from the AD. I need to remove the old server completely so it no longer exist. I thought I did this through adsiedit, however after the install of the new exchange server, the old one It is still coming up under the console server configuration tab.. What else do I need to do to remove it.. I do not see it listed in the active directory.
kevin taylorAsked:
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timgreen7077Connect With a Mentor Exchange EngineerCommented:
Is the old Exchange server still present and if so just uninstall Exchange from it, but if the actual server is no longer present then yes you can use ADSIEdit to remove it. See link on removing via ADSIEdit

http://www.lebleuet.net/386
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
1. DCDIAG
2. AD BPA
3. Exchange BPA
1B . DCDIAG should show dirty permissions to remove exchange? we can use ADSI edit here to hard remove. more details coming.
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kevin taylorConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I looked at that article, but I did not see

in my adsiedit Explode “CN=Configuration [domain]\CN=Services\CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=[organization]\CN=Administrative Groups\CN=Servers”
Right click on the dead server and pick “Delete”
We also need to delete Database information as well, navigate to “CN=Configuration [domain]\CN=Services\CN=Microsoft Exchange\CN=[organization]\CN=Administrative Groups\CN=Databases”

this is what I see..  attached
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timgreen7077Connect With a Mentor Exchange EngineerCommented:
Under ADSIedit you will need to select configuration, not the default naming context.
I will log on and send a screenshot in a sec
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timgreen7077Connect With a Mentor Exchange EngineerCommented:
Here you go.

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timgreen7077Connect With a Mentor Exchange EngineerCommented:
Also verify that the old servers are not still up and running or even powered off. If they are uninstall from there instead of using ADSIEdit. Use ADSIEdit as a last resort.
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kevin taylorAuthor Commented:
Thank you.. I am good and the old server is history..
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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
good deal. thanks
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
God damn dont fall asleep in middle of EE question lol nice resolution :X
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
well done Tim Green. Always on the money. Yours sincerely Microsoft Exchange and AD SME.
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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
hey thanks a lot for that compliment.
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