Delete last Exchange 5.5 Server

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We are trying to move from a mixed environment with a single 5.5 and 2003 exchange server. When we follow the MS article to remove LAST EXCHANGE 5.5 server it fails telling us that "the object was not found in the directory. This may be because replication not completed. Microsoft Exchange Directory ID no: c1010aae". Anyone seen this? Is this a sign of problems in the exchange 5.5 mailboxes or public folders? We have moved [or think we have] all of the mailboxes and public folders to the Exchange 2003 server sucsessfully. We need to do this ASAP. Thanks! John Peter Trubilla Systems Operational Analyst Buckeye Pipe Line Company -------------------- John Trubilla

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First verify that all mailboxes, public folders and hidden mailboxes have been removed. Then check the following the same applies for Exchange Server 2003 as well:

Step 1: Remove all Exchange 2000 Server computer site connectors from the Exchange Server 5.5 computer
1. Log on to the Exchange Server 5.5 computer.
2. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click Microsoft Exchange Administrator.
3. Type the name of the Exchange Server 5.5 computer in the Connect to Server dialog box, and then click OK.
4. In the left pane, expand Site Name, and then expand Configuration.
5. Click Directory Replication.
6. In the right pane, remove all directory replication connectors.

Important Do not remove the ADNAutoDRC connector if it appears in the Directory Replications Connectors container.
7. Under Configuration, click Connections.
8. In the right pane, remove all site connectors.
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Step 2: Remove any Exchange Server 5.5 computer site connectors from the Routing Groups container under the Exchange 2000 Server site container
1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
2. In Exchange System Manager, expand Administrative Groups, expand First Administrative Group, expand Routing Groups, expand First Routing Group, and then click Connectors.
3. In the right pane, remove the Exchange Server 5.5 computer site connectors.
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Step 3: Force domain replication to occur so that the Exchange Server 5.5 computer is no longer visible in Exchange System Manager
1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click Active Directory Connector.
2. In the left pane, click Active Directory Connector (Domain).
3. In the right pane, right-click Config CA, and then click Replicate Now.
Note You can also use the Replmon.exe tool or the Repadmin.exe tool to force directory replication. These tools are included in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Support Tools.

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  • Brutusbrighteyes
    Can not delete two mailboxes - gives same error.
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  • Pedwards17
    Which two mailboxes can't you delete? Are they user mailboxes, or are they system mailboxes (i.e. the System Attendant mailbox)? If it is the former, move the mailboxes to the new server; if it's the latter, the mailboxes can die with the server.
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