In response to both your posts - SRS is running, and when i connect with exchange 55 admin and try to delete the phantom server i get the following error: "you cannot delete the exchange server because it is still active. Shut the server down and try again." needless to say, there is no server active with that name.
Strangely, there does appear to be an entry for the phantom server in the computers OU. I think it was grandfathered in due to a static mapping in the DNS server. I've removed both entries - AD and DNS, and continue to get the same error. We are on E2k SP1, and the errors that were generated in the event log are specifically: Event Type: Warning Event Source: MSExchangeMTA Event Category: X.400 Service Event ID: 201 Date: 1/7/2002 Time: 4:47:17 AM User: N/A Computer: MAILBOX Description: A loop has been detected in the message C=US;A= ;P=Juilliard;L=MAILBOX-020105031501Z-5 being transferred in. A non-delivery report was generated with reason code unable-to-transfer and diagnostic code loop-detected. [MTA XFER-IN 12 104] (14) then: Event Type: Warning Event Source: MSExchangeMTA Event Category: X.400 Service Event ID: 290 Date: 1/7/2002 Time: 4:47:07 AM User: N/A Computer: MAILBOX Description: A non-delivery report (reason code unable-to-transfer and diagnostic code loop-detected) is being generated for message C=US;A= ;P=Juilliard;L=MAILBOX-020104001500Z-2. It was originally destined for DN:CN=MICROSOFT PUBLIC MDB,CN=EXCHANGE,CN=SERVERS,CN=CONFIGURATION,OU=BLACKBAUD-DC,O=JUILLIARDž (recipient number 1), and was to be redirected to . [MTA DISP:ROUTER 12 136] (12) For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp. Jeremy -----Original Message----- From: Mark Harford [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 3:59 AM To: Exchange Discussions Subject: RE: MTA loop If there is an SRS service running on your upgraded server then you could try attaching to that server using Exchange 55 Admin and deleting the directory entry for the phantom server from there. This would be part of the normal process for removing the last 55 server in a mixed site/admin group. -----Original Message----- From: Rickenbacher Beat [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: 04 January 2002 22:35 To: Exchange Discussions Subject: AW: MTA loop Question 2: My experience is that you can stop this service without any problem on a stand-alone server with nothing on it than ExchangeServer and an AV-Product. Question 3: On 5.5 I would have suggested to edit the registry and remove the entry. But on E2K I've not looked for something similar. But it's worth a try to check the registry. In the AD you don't see a computer object for it? You're on SP1 or SP2, right? And yes any EventIDs to your error descriptions? Ricki _________________________________________________________________ List posting FAQ: http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm Archives: http://www.swynk.com/sitesearch/search.asp To unsubscribe: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Exchange List admin: [EMAIL PROTECTED]