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Error message when you try to remove Exchange Server from a mailbox server that no longer hosts mailboxes: “One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server”

Error while trying to remove exchange 2003:
The component “Microsoft Exchange Messaging and Collaboration Services” cannot be assigned the action “Remove” because:
-One or more users currently use a mailbox store on this server. These users must be moved to a mailbox store on a different server or be mail disabled before uninstalling this server.

Solution:
MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924170
To resolve this problem, remove the affected mailbox server entry from the msExchHomeServer attributes in Active Directory. To do this, follow these steps.

Make an export of your Active directory to a .csv file : csvde -m -f c:export-AD.csv
Search in this file for msExchHomeServerName
Test user 1 => msExchHomeServerName = ‘oldserver’
Test user 2 => msExchHomeServerName = ‘oldserver’

msExchHomeServerName :
/o=Organization Exchange/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=OldServer

Should Be :
/o= Organization Exchange/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Configuration/cn=Servers/cn=NewServer

Start Adsi Edit on your Domain controller:
Go to configuration
Search your user
Right click the user and choose properties
Search for msExchHomeServerName and change it to the correct one
(Try copying it from a other user!)

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