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ESXi host problem - 18.May2011 11:28:54 AM   
mrdisco

 

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Hi guys, first time poster here. I've run into a huge problem that has taken me days to troubleshoot and I'm stuck... I'll try to give the full story here:

I'm installed a new domain using ESXi and copied the .vmdk file to make a duplicate to use for the Exchange 2010 server. I setup the server and got the point of Exchange installation and ran into some problems. It appeared through research that copying the vmdk will not work in the specific case of using a domain controller and exchange server. So I reinstalled Server2008 R2 on another VM and reinstalled exchange 2010. Here is where my big mistake happened: rather than uninstalling the old exchange, I just deleted the VM... On the new Exchange server, the old database/mailboxes showed up and I can't uninstall them because that server no longer exists. So I reinstalled a server 2008 R2 VM to the exact specifications as the original VM and am running into issues now. The old database won't mount, but I've managed to get rid of the two default mail accounts, but not two of the arbitration accounts. It gives me errors when I try to move/ remove those. I think I'm on the right track, but I'm stuck and can't seem to find the right way to get rid of the old Database and mailboxes. Any suggestions would be awesome!
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RE: ESXi host problem - 25.May2011 9:09:20 AM   
Marc.dekeyser

 

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Hiya,

Database configuration is saved in the schema and can also be modified there. If you open up adsiedit.msc and add the schema to the console you can extend down to:

* Configuration
* Services
* Microsoft Exchange
* Your organisation
* Exchange administrative group
* Databases

You should see all the databases there and should be able to delete those that are unneeded. Also don't forget to delete the server object that you no longer need under the servers container.

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