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AD/DS Cleanup

By skylinepc ·
I am seeing references to an old mailserver somewhere in my Active Directory/Directory Services scheme that I cannot find using ADSI or LDP. I keep getting 929 Event errors from my new mailserver's MSExchangeTransport service stating "Failed in reading Connector's DS Info." The process is being run from INETINFO.EXE which is looking for the old mailserver because of an entry somewhere in Directory Services.

I've searched the entire AD structure for an entry referencing the old mailserver, but there's nothing there. The new mailserver is a DC (1 of 2). I've run both DC's through NTDSUTIL operations in DS Recovery mode, but that didn't clear up the Event errors either.

Any suggestions on how to find this errant DS entry?

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by compgirlfhredi In reply to AD/DS Cleanup

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q282/5/06.asp&NoWebContent=1

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Unfortunately, my error/event id is referencing the previous mailserver, NOT a user account. The article above specifically answers the root cause for user accounts, but does not address old/removed Exchange servers that have persistent entries in AD/DS.

Thanks for taking a shot at it though.

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by skylinepc In reply to AD/DS Cleanup

Regarding the posted answer, I've just recently built this "new" Exchange server and have applied all the updates and patches available. The previous mailserver crashed while on the network, logged into the domain, and was never recovered.

Therefore, the AD/DS entries for it were never properly removed.

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