troubleshooting Question

Reference to deleted Exchange 2003 database in Exchange 2016 to 2019 migration

Avatar of David Haycox
David HaycoxFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Exchange
4 Comments1 Solution70 ViewsLast Modified:
We recently migrated from Exchange 2010 (as part of SBS2011) to Exchange 2016 on-premises as a stepping stone to Exchange 2019.  The migration went as planned to Exchange 2016, and Exchange 2010 was removed cleanly.  We now have Exchange 2019 installed, and are ready to migrate mailboxes.  However, we get the following message when opening Recipients, Migration, clicking "+" to start a new migration batch, choosing "Move to a different database", then clicking "+" to select users:

Couldn't find database "domain.local/Configuration/Deleted Objects/Mailbox Store (SBSERVER) DEL:e2afb0df-946d-4e30-99fc-9897ccd47835". Make sure you have typed it correctly.

Now SBSERVER is the old SBS2003 / Exchange 2003 server that was removed (cleanly, we thought) several years ago.  It would appear that we can still search for mailboxes to move, and use the Exchange shell to move mailboxes, but nevertheless we would prefer to clean up this reference to the old server.  Presumably this would be in ADSIedit, but there is nothing under the Configuration context in:

CN=Configuration, DC=Domain_Name,DC=local
          CN=Services
               CN=Microsoft Exchange
                    CN=Your_Organization_Name
                         CN=Administrative Groups
                              CN=first administrative group
                                   CN=Servers

In fact, the entry "CN=Servers" is already missing entirely.

How can we prevent this error from occurring?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
David Haycox
Consultant Engineer

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros