I did a 2003 to 2010 transition and everything is working well. During the 2010 install, a database was copied over with a random number at the end. I found out and moved three system mailboxes out of it into the database that all of the client accounts are in. I used the EMS to move those mailboxes to the other store then used the EMC to remove the mailbox database.

Problem is, I am getting an error every few hours in event viewer now complaining about this database. Error is:

MSExchageRepl - 4098 The Microsoft Exchange Replication service couldn't find a valid configuration for database '5f012f40-3bad-4003-a373-dbc0ffb6736f' on server 'SERVER'. Error: (nothing reported after this)

Does anyone know how to fix this issue? In advance, I appreciate your help and thx for your valuable input!

  • Have you restarted any of the Exchange services (or rebooted) since removing the database? I don't know that it's needed, I'm just curious. – William May 25 '10 at 5:30
  • Hey William. Thx for the comment. I actually have rebooted several times. You could say I am in Event View cleaning mode attacking ever error/warning the system has spit out. I believe Exchange thinks that the database exists and is trying to load it. Just not sure why since Get-MailboxDatabase and Get-PublicFoldersDatabase do not report the GUID being valid. – ThaKidd KG5ORD May 25 '10 at 12:17

Unfortunately, I have no answer for this. It appears to have worked itself out over time and no longer complains about the issue.

However, if someone finds a solution, I would be interested to know.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.