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  • Cannot decommision dead exchange 5.5 in exchange 2003

    Hi all,

    I have very annoying situation. I cannot raise the operation mode to 2003 native because the old exchange server 5.5 which no longer exists is sitting in the System Manager under the domain.

    I have removed it from the site and services but it still appears in the System Manager.

    Any ideas on how I could resolve this so I can change the operation mode to native?

  • #2
    Re: Cannot decommision dead exchange 5.5 in exchange 2003

    Right click it and select delete?

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    • #3
      Re: Cannot decommision dead exchange 5.5 in exchange 2003

      No there is no option to simply delete.

      It's the list of server that comes up under

      Exchange System Manager
      - Administrative Groups
      - MYDOMAIN
      - Servers

      there are two servers listed in there.

      1. OLD Exchange 5.5 server which is dead.
      2. Current Exchange 2003 server which I am in at the moment.

      Until I can remove this from the exchange system manager it does not want to run in the native mode.

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      • #4
        Re: Cannot decommision dead exchange 5.5 in exchange 2003

        Maybe these will help:

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822450

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272314

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        • #5
          Re: Cannot decommision dead exchange 5.5 in exchange 2003

          I cannot perform either of the task as the server does not exist. Both of them assumes that I still have my old Exchange server. ><

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          • #6
            Re: Cannot decommision dead exchange 5.5 in exchange 2003

            Have you tried pressing the delete key rather than a right click as per step 17 of JoeQwerty's first link?

            I wouldn't recommend it but you could also load up ADSIEdit and browse to Configuration, Services, Microsoft Exchange, Exchange Org, Administrative Groups, Admin Group and then see your servers there. Obviously this is a powerful utility.
            cheers
            Andy

            Please read this before you post:


            Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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            • #7
              Re: Cannot decommision dead exchange 5.5 in exchange 2003

              I had a problem like that. I can remove all about dead server using ADSIEdit. Before I using this, I run EXBPA and I can know which are missing in my exchange organization.
              These two tools are very useful.

              Sincerely,
              Thuya.

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