After successful SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 migration, old Exchange server still shows in Best Practices RRS feed

  • Question

  • The new SBS 2011 server seems to be working fine. The old SBS2003 had Exchange uninstalled as per the migration document, and completed as expected. SBS2003 was also DCPromo demoted and the old server removed. Again all seemed fine. Basically the migration is complete.

    But in the SBS 2011 Best Practices, the old Exchange server and group still shows up as an unreachable Exchange setup. Doesn't seems to impact SBS2011, but it's rather irritating.

    Legacy schema issue maybe?

    Friday, March 9, 2012 8:59 PM


  • Do not remove First Administrative Group

    Cause You might face Free busy issues

    Remove the Server Object


    Click Start, point to Programs,

     click ADSI Edit.

    2.Expand the following items:

    Configuration Container
    CN=Configuration, DC=Domain_Name,DC=com
    CN=Microsoft Exchange
    CN=Administrative Groups


    Make sure you delete SBS2003 Server object


    Sensitive Place - Be careful with your Delete buttons


    Reference link


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Monday, March 19, 2012 7:02 AM
    Friday, March 9, 2012 9:15 PM