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  • Removing Exchange 5.5 From Exchange 2003 Environment

    Hello,

    I have a mixed environment Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2k3 with a Windows 2k3 Domain controller Server. All the mailboxes were successfully moved from Ex 5.5 and everyone's mail is currently working fine.

    I am now trying to remove the old EX 5.5 Server from the environment - switch to native mode etc.

    I started the process for removing Exchange 5.5
    I verified all the folder replications and stopped all the Ex 5.5 services. I Started the Exchange System Manager (5.5) and attempted to connect to the ex2k3 mail server and it would not connect to it.

    Error was DS_communications_problem -
    now the EX2k3 Server is up and running fine, can be pinged from the NT / EX 5.5 Server and everything looks fine but I can not connect to the EX2k3 Server so I can delete the EX5.5 Server Object from exchange.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Re: Removing Exchange 5.5 From Exchange 2003 Environment

    Did you try to use:

    http://www.google.co.il/search?hl=en...t+exchange+5.5

    ?
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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    • #3
      Re: Removing Exchange 5.5 From Exchange 2003 Environment

      Hi Yuval,

      I had used this search prior to attempting to do the removal. I was using the microsoft articles as the basis of the process I was using. All of the steps indicated were followed but for some reason I can not connect to the Exchange 2003 server from within the exchange 5.5 system manager.

      Exchange system manager loads but when I type in the name of the exchange 2003 sever i get the error message which basically says that it can not communicate with the Exchange 2003 server.

      The exchange 2003 server is up and is hosting mail so I know it is not the information store etc and I can ping it. I just can not connect to it via system manager so I can delete the exchange 5.5 Server object.

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