Archive for August, 2013

Remove orphaned Exchange 2007 Server from organization

August 8, 2013 2 comments


Exchange 2007 server was not removed gracefully and unable to bring the server online.

How to delete a 2007 exchange server from a domain when it doesn’t exist anymore?


Step 1: Please make sure you take valid System backup from a domain controller (PDC is preferable)

Step 2: Login to DC which holds Global catalog

Open AdsiEdit console by Run -> Adsiedit.msc

Select the Configuration container and browse to the below path.

CN=Configuration, DC=Domain_Name,DC=com


CN=Microsoft Exchange


CN=Administrative Groups

CN=Exchange Administrative Group < Guid >

Note : The Exchange 2007 administrative group is called Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT).

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Categories: Exchange

Server ‘c’ drive running out of space, what utilized most of disk space?

August 7, 2013 1 comment


Sometimes windows based server shows disk is full, but actual Disk space usage is not fully utilized

Disk space can be consumed by various factors. There are many files are hidden and protected by system. Protected files can’t be viewed even you are the administrator and its mostly designed for security purpose. If you can’t see the hidden or protected files with Read more…

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