RE: Extinct 2000 Server

  • From: "Oluwaseyi Owoeye" <OOwoeye@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 16:29:59 +0100

This server might pose a big problem to you in the future if it is not removed.

The ideal way to remove a windows 2000 server is to run the installation 
program and choose remove in the options provided.

In your case it might be a little different because you have removed the sever. 
So this is what you will do

1. Install exchange in disaster recovery mode given it the name of the server 
that was removed
2. 2. From that server run the exchange 2000 installation program and select 

This will totally remove all entries of this server from exchange. Note that 
after all these has been completed you will have to disjoin the computer from 
the domain if it is a member server or run dcpromo if the machine is a domain 
controller to demote the machine as a domain controller. This step removes the 
record of the machine from active directory.

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Chris McNally [mailto:cmcnally@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent:   Friday, February 21, 2003 12:00 AM
To:     [ExchangeList]
Subject:        [exchangelist] Extinct 2000 Server

Greetings all,

I had a test restoration server online for a week or two, I then took
the server offline and it has since been rebuilt and on to other uses.
However the server name still shows up in Exchange 2000 System Manager,
and you can see system messages in the queue for the extinct server,
also in the routing master window (not correct terminology, but that
interface) the extinct server shows up as a member there as well. When I
try to delete no avail.

Any ideas how I can rid myself of this lingering presence?

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