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Delete Orphan EventConfig entries

Delete Orphan EventConfig entries

Delete Orphan EventConfig entries

Posting this for anyone else with the problem.

In the Exchange 5.5 EventConfig public folder I found old entries for servers that have been long gone.  I wanted to clean that up before upgrading to Exch 2003.

( eventconfig_servername is how the items appear )

1. Stop the Microsoft Exchange Event Service.

2. At a command prompt run C:\exchsrvr\bin events.exe /c:servername (servername is the orphan servername you want to remove)

The command /c indicates cleanup mode. This removes the EventConfig folder from the folder hierarchy so that the server no longer appears in the Events Root folder.

NOTE: When you run Events.exe, the account you are logged on as must be the service account, otherwise, a MAPI error is returned. Also note that each time you run the events /c command, it removes only one folder. So, if you have 4 event config folders for a particular server, you need to run the command a total of four times to get rid of all of the folders.  

3. Restart the Event Service.

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(It works for duplicates and orphaned entries)

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