Can't uninstall Exchange 2003 completely
Posted on 2004-07-30
I recently installed Exchange 2003 on my Windows Server 2003 and I need to uninstall it so I can start over fresh. The problem is that when I try to uninstall it now, it gets to the part about removing registry entries for ActiveSync and then it gives me error 0x80005000 about Setup failed while installing sub component ActiveSync....it gives the option to retry or cancel and retry obviously does nothing but when I hit cancel it goes to the finish screen and has an error about ADSI pathname is incorrect. When I try to just reinstall over the current copy, instead of reinstalling it, it immediately asks me for an Exchange 5.5 server name and i don't even have one...this is a brand new server with no prior email capability. I've tried looking the error codes on microsofts site and the only help I found was for Exchange 2002 and even that didnt help. If you guys have any idea how I can fix this without having to format and reconfigure the entire server, PLEASE let me know! My boss would be very happy! If you need any more info about it, feel free to post and I'll check back daily or you can email me at Noamo48@aol.com. Thanks in advance!