We have 6 exchange servers on 6 sites (one for each site). Exchange 2003.
In ESM there also 2 old Exchange 2003 servers in the list of servers of the First Administrative Group.
– These servers were simply turned off, they were NOT decommissioned first. (orphaned servers)
– I do not know if there were any mailbox enabled users on that server.
– These were member servers, not master.
I want to remove these 2 server from ESM.
I know that I can just right-click the server in ESM, and select delete.
I haven’t tried yet, but I doubt it will work, because Exchange was not properly uninstalled from these servers.
After some googling, I found that the way to do this is through AdsiEdit.
Now I figured out how to find the entries for these server in AD, with AdsiEdit :
> Microsoft Exchange
> Administrative Groups
> First Administrative Group
The servers I want to remove are there. My question is if I can just rightclick “CN=Servername”, and select delete, or do have to take some precautions (stopping services maybe ?/ ).
Thanks in advance for your advice/ tips / thoughts…..