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XADM: Removing Damaged IMS When Administrator Program Cannot Delete Object

Article ID: 249904

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q249904


This article describes how to delete the Internet Mail Service (IMS) object in raw mode when the usual methods of deletion, such as using Setup to remove the object or selecting the object in the Exchange Server Administrator program and pressing DELETE, do not work.


WARNING: Using the raw mode of the Exchange Server Administrator program (admin -r) incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Microsoft Windows NT Server and/or Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of raw mode can be solved. Use raw mode at your own risk.

  1. Open Exchange Administrator in raw mode:
    1. At the Microsoft Windows NT command prompt, change to the drive and folder where Exchange Administrator resides:


    2. Type the following at the command line:

      admin -r

  2. Select the IMS object, select the Edit menu, and then select Delete Raw Object.

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