Greetings I have been looking through the mails for the last few days and have found nothing even slightly resembling my problem. I upgraded from exchange 5.5 to exchange 2000 about a year ago, I had done all the preparation work in removing my last exchange 5.5 server from my new 2k site. The problem started when I shut down my exchange 5.5. server to make sure that there would be no issues on my existing site when I finally did shut it down permanently. When I tried to re-boot my server the server would not come up. I found out later that 3 of the discs (raid 5 with six discs) had gone faulty. The last backup I have of this server is nearly a year old. My adc is installed on this server, and I was wondering what I would have to do to remove this last exchange server from my site and move to native mode??? Your help would really be appreciated. Thanks in advance Rory **Disclaimer** This communication is privileged and confidential and any unauthorized access is prohibited. The views or opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of OUTsurance Insurance Company Limited or, its management. If you are not the intended recipient of this mail then please delete this communication and notify the sender accordingly.