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    Hi,

    I have set up and exchange2010 server in a Server 2008 enviroment. The exchange server is on a additional DC.

    The Server2008 DC was also a test server for Exchange 2010 running in a Hyper-V inviroment and in same domain.

    My Problem is now that this test server as well as the old databases are still listed in the new dedicated Exhcange 2010 server configuration. (Exchange Management Console)

    The test server has be taken down and are non-existent.

    How do I get rid of this listing????

    Help is very much appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Getting rid of a test server....

    If the computer account exists in AD, install a new server with the correct name (reset the account first) and install Exchange from the CLI using the /recoverserver switch, then do a proper uninstall.

    If not, you will have to ADSIEdit
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    • #3
      Re: Getting rid of a test server....

      The computer account does not exist anymore. Nor any leftovers in AD. Testserver is deleted.

      I have been looking at ADSIedit but nothing referring to the testserver (as far as i know).

      Nothing either in regedit.

      Where does exchangeserver store info of old servers.

      Testserver was taken down this way:
      Uninstalled AD, roles and features.
      Disjoined domain

      Unfortunately exchange2010 on the testserver couldnt be uninstalled.

      Any clever ideas??

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      • #4
        Re: Getting rid of a test server....

        You could review the following (for 2007 but AFAIK still valid):
        http://forums.msexchange.org/m_18004..._1/key_/tm.htm

        http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/...xchange-server

        Obviously take the usual precautions including good backups!
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Getting rid of a test server....

          exchange stores information about other servers in the schema.. so.. adsiedit
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          • #6
            Re: Getting rid of a test server....

            Ossian & tehcamel:

            Thanks for the replies. That was a great help.

            So far so good, but now I get this error:
            "The Exchange server for the database object "Public folder Database 1763427045" sasn't found in Active Directory Domain Services. The object may be corrupted. It was running the command "Get- PublicFolderDatabase".

            as soon as I click ..Organization Configuration\Mailbox

            Cannot link the screen shots, because this is my first post.

            But screen shots are uploaded to a website:
            w w w . t i m m a n n . d k / e x c h a n g e

            Any clues?

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            • #7
              Re: Getting rid of a test server....

              So what steps from the articles mentioned have you done?

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              • #8
                Re: Getting rid of a test server....

                Solved....

                I forgot to remove the referring databases to the old testserver in ADSIedit.

                When I did that - wupti - the exchange\Organization Configuration\mailbox - looked just fine again - checked the Public folder link in the Mailbox database and it was also fine.

                Thanks for all your help - couldnt have solved this without Petri.

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