Why is there a queue for an old Exchange server?  
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daa_brad





PostPosted: Mon Jan 07 10:18:52 CST 2008 Top

Exchange Servers Admin >> Why is there a queue for an old Exchange server?

I used to have an Exchange 2000 server running on W2K named
EXCHANGE2K. When I upgraded to Exchange 2K3 I did everything
specified in the migration guide and my 2K3 server took over. Being a
small operation I had never looked at the queues in System Manager but
the other day I did look at them and saw that there are two queues
sitting out there, one called EXCHANGE2K, the other called
exchange2k.mydomain.com, with messages in them. This machine has been
removed from my domain. It does not show anywhere in AD and no DNS
entries exist for it anymore (and haven't for over two years)

Why is my 2K3 server trying to send mail there? Is there something I
can do to make it send those messages elsewhere so they will at least
clear the queue? (BTW....simply deleting them doesn't help. More
will come back.)

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Jamestechman





PostPosted: Mon Jan 07 10:18:52 CST 2008 Top

Exchange Servers Admin >> Why is there a queue for an old Exchange server? How did you decomission your Exchange 2000 box? What type of messages
are queued? Maybe Public Hiearchy replication info.



James Chong (MVP)
MCSE | M+, S+, MCTS, Security+
msexchangetips.blogspot.com


> I used to have an Exchange 2000 server running on W2K named
> EXCHANGE2K. =A0When I upgraded to Exchange 2K3 I did everything
> specified in the migration guide and my 2K3 server took over. =A0Being a
> small operation I had never looked at the queues in System Manager but
> the other day I did look at them and saw that there are two queues
> sitting out there, one called EXCHANGE2K, the other called
> exchange2k.mydomain.com, with messages in them. =A0This machine has been
> removed from my domain. =A0It does not show anywhere in AD and no DNS
> entries exist for it anymore (and haven't for over two years)
>
> Why is my 2K3 server trying to send mail there? =A0Is there something I
> can do to make it send those messages elsewhere so they will at least
> clear the queue? =A0(BTW....simply deleting them doesn't help. =A0More
> will come back.)

 
 
es330td





PostPosted: Mon Jan 07 15:59:51 CST 2008 Top

Exchange Servers Admin >> Why is there a queue for an old Exchange server?
> How did you decomission your Exchange 2000 box? What type of messages
> are queued? Maybe Public Hiearchy replication info.
>
> James Chong (MVP)
> MCSE | M+, S+, MCTS, Security+
> msexchangetips.blogspot.com
>

>
>
>
> > I used to have an Exchange 2000 server running on W2K named
> > EXCHANGE2K. =A0When I upgraded to Exchange 2K3 I did everything
> > specified in the migration guide and my 2K3 server took over. =A0Being a=

> > small operation I had never looked at the queues in System Manager but
> > the other day I did look at them and saw that there are two queues
> > sitting out there, one called EXCHANGE2K, the other called
> > exchange2k.mydomain.com, with messages in them. =A0This machine has been=

> > removed from my domain. =A0It does not show anywhere in AD and no DNS
> > entries exist for it anymore (and haven't for over two years)
>
> > Why is my 2K3 server trying to send mail there? =A0Is there something I
> > can do to make it send those messages elsewhere so they will at least
> > clear the queue? =A0(BTW....simply deleting them doesn't help. =A0More
> > will come back.)- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I figured it out. I viewed the properties on a message and saw that
it was being sent to a dummy user whose mailbox didn't get moved off
the old server. I deleted the user's email box. Now when I delete
messages from the queue no new messages are being added since I have
recipient filtering turned on.