Chalk it up to inexperience, but I have gotten myself into the following
situation. I recently migrated my exchange server to a new machine using
most of the Ed Crowley method. We had several public folders that were not
used so I kept putting off the migration (or deletion) of them. Recently the
old server died but I gave it no thought since there wasn't any useful data
on it. I went on my merry way and moved the new server to a new domain
(trying to eliminate two of the three friggin' domains that were here when I
started at this ~400 employee company!). This process (using a new service
account and changing the permissions in raw mode) worked fine, but now I'm
stuck with the old server listed in my Admin console and it won't leave.
When I try to delete this sucker, I'm told I can't delete a running server
and that I need to shut it down first. Does this have anything to with the
left-over folders that were on this machine? The domain change? Any ideas
would be greatly appreciated.
Ray Dowling, MCSE+I