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  • Hi People,

    We have a problem in our organization. 2 Exchange 2007 servers (Server1 and Server2) with Mailbox, Hub transport and Client access roles. One server (Server2) was crash and couldnt recover it (no problem with mailboxes in it, backups...), but that server now doesnt exists in the domain, but still remain in the exchange organization. we wanna add a new one server (Server3) and delete all the objects of the old one....what is the best way to do that?

     

    thanks to all in advanced

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:25 AM

Answers

  • Hi Jungle_men,

     

    Manually removal Exchange 2007 from Exchange Organization is not supported. You can know more information from these threads:

     

    Remove a crashed server from Exchange Organization

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvradmin/thread/634892a5-b3b3-46f2-bc67-824b664bf50f

     

    For this issue, since your server is not exist in the domain, you can use Adsiedit to remove related entries for the old server.

     

    CN=Configuration, DC= Domain_Name ,DC=com, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN= <Organization_Name>,

    CN=Administrative Groups, CN= Exchange Administrative Group (AGname), CN=Servers, CN=<Server Name>

     

    Thanks,

     

    Evan


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    Friday, April 29, 2011 9:36 AM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    Launch adsiedit.msc and delete the related entries for the server. Also remove the Exchange server's machine account from Security groups Exchange Servers and Exchange Install Domain Servers


    Regards from www.windowsadmin.info
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 9:10 AM
  • Hi Jungle_men,

     

    Manually removal Exchange 2007 from Exchange Organization is not supported. You can know more information from these threads:

     

    Remove a crashed server from Exchange Organization

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvradmin/thread/634892a5-b3b3-46f2-bc67-824b664bf50f

     

    For this issue, since your server is not exist in the domain, you can use Adsiedit to remove related entries for the old server.

     

    CN=Configuration, DC= Domain_Name ,DC=com, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN= <Organization_Name>,

    CN=Administrative Groups, CN= Exchange Administrative Group (AGname), CN=Servers, CN=<Server Name>

     

    Thanks,

     

    Evan


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Friday, April 29, 2011 9:36 AM
    Moderator