How to remove an organization whose status is “PendingCompletion” in Exchange 2010 SP1 /hosting


Get-Organization shows the OrganizationStatus is “PendingCompletion“, I tried
Remove-Organization even with -Force, no luck. It always says
“You can’t remove organization “xxxxx” because it isn’t active.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Remove-Organization], OrganizationPendingOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 6D503EE2,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Deployment.RemoveOrganization”
                                        Finally, I fixed it with following steps:

1. Open ADSIEdit.msc, locate to CN=SilverASP,CN=ConfigurationUnits,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com
2. In right pane, right click on “CN=Configuration record to open Properties page
3. Find attribute named “msExchSetupStatus“, change value from “2” to “1”
4. Go back to Exchange CAS server, use Get-Organization to check the status, now should be “Active”
5. Remove-Organization, if not worked, try add -Force.

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