Exchange 2000 sp3 removal halted by krbtgt mailbox

Hello.

Overview:  Cannot uninstall exchange becaues mail enabled object still exists on information store.

System Description:

Window 2000 sp4 server
Domain controller
Exchange 2000 sp3

What has been done:

1)  Followed KB article:  http://support/microsoft.com/kb/307917 to remove exchange
2)  Inserted Exchange Disk into server and tried to remove--received above error in overview
3)  Used following article to find mailboxes not listed in esm:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279202
4)  Found that the krbtgt account, among others--which have been move or deleted, has a mailbox associated with it somehow.

Questions:

1)  Is it normal to have a mailbox associated with this account?
2)  Knowing that the account handles authentication and has some pretty fundamental system responsibilites, is it bad to remove the mailbox from the account to resolve this problem?
3)  Is there another way to look at this problem that I'm missing?

Your input is appreciated

Scott

packetdriversAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

marc_nivensCommented:
1.  No, someone mail enabled it at one time.
2.  Not at all, go ahead and remove it.
3.  You could rip it out manually, just follow these 2 articles

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260378  (for the registry keys)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278918  (for the server object)
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Exchange

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.