how to delete non existing exchange 2010 from AD RRS feed

  • Question

  • How to delete a old one, non existing exchange server from AD?

    where i've to pay attention?

    the nonexisting server had installed only the mailbox role. How can i delete the old databases of that server?

    thank you

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:27 PM


  • There is a way to remove old Exchange objects from AD when they can not be properly removed using the Exchange installation tools; but, it can be very dangerous.

    You can use ADSIEdit to remove the objects directly out of AD; this should be a last resort.

    Open ADSIEdit, go to the Configuration container, CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN=Administrative Groups, CN=Exchange Administrative Group and then open CN=Databases to remove the databases, and CN=Servers to remove the servers.

    I have done this for Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 with no problems; luckily I have not had to try it with Exchange 2010.

    Good luck.

    • Proposed as answer by Sophia Xu Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:56 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Friday, January 27, 2012 1:47 AM
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:51 PM