Greetings all, I have been in the process of removing the first server on our domain, in addition to being the root box it was also the first Exchange server. I have successfully moved Exchange to another machine. In preparation for taking the original server offline I have transferred all FSMO roles. Now when I shut down that original server everything seems functional except logins are a little slower and, most worrisome, replication takes some 21000ms with the original box offline compared to app. 110ms when the box is online. I repeated the experiment repeatedly over the past few days and the results are very consistent. I have global catalogs available on the new root box as well as on the redundant DC. Seems I'm missing something but I can't tell what, any clues where I should be looking? On a more topical note; the exchange move is pretty solid but two quirks. When I take the original box offline there is the odd user whose Outlook will freeze up. I discovered if I have them log onto OWA and then back to Outlook the problem is resolved and does not return next time I take the server down. All users have been rehomed for several weeks. I think I understand how this little maneuver fixes things but am curious as to the cause. One thing I have noticed; in Sites and Services under the original Exchange box server NTDS settings there is an apparently empty folder called "Exchange" while under the new Exchange server NTDS there is no such folder. Any thoughts?